Standoff with barricaded, armed person in North Port prompts lockdowns at multiple schools

NORTH PORT, Fla. — A standoff situation in North Port caused three schools in the area to be placed on lockdowns Friday.

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Police said that Aaron Wayne Kitts was barricaded in a home on Haberland Boulevard and was armed.

According to North Port Police, a family disturbance took place roughly a mile and a half away from Woodland Middle School on Friday morning. Out of an abundance of caution the school was placed on lockdown. Both Atwater Elementary School and Toledo Blade Elementary schools were on a limited lockdown.

Police said that there was no threat to any students. However, kids were moved to the Morgan center and bussed out where parents could pick them up.

Kitts arrested and charged with Unlawful Discharge of a Weapon for firing a handgun into the air. He is also facing a felony charge of Resisting/Obstructing an Officer With Violence. He is currently in the Sarasota County jail. Thankfully nobody was hurt.

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