River Ridge High and Middle School placed on lockdown for a short time in New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - School leaders placed River Ridge High and Middle Schools on a precautionary lockdown due to a suspicious person near the school.

It has since been lifted.  Initial reports said the person may have had a rifle.

The person was spotted after school dismissed at 1:55 p.m., but those students and adults there for after-school activities were kept inside.

The Pasco County Sheriff had several deputies on the ground and its chopper in the air searching for the suspect.


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