Teens With Fireworks Likely Cause of Lockdown at J.C. Magill Elementary, Grace Snell Middle
There was report of gunfire, which "seems to have been teenagers with fireworks."
UPDATE: 4:50 per Gwinnett County Police Department PIO Jake Smith.
There was a report of gunfire near the school. Officers are still investigating, but it seems to have been teenagers with fireworks. If that changes, I’ll issue a statement.
UPDATE: From Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana
The school went into lockdown earlier this afternoon shortly before 3:20 p.m. as a precaution due to police activity outside of the school. The lockdown was lifted at aropund 4:15 p.m. This means that students will be coming home a little later than usual this evening as buses were delayed. The delay also affects some students from Grace Snell MS as use the same school buses for both schools.
Quintana asked that parents be advised that the school buses from J.C. Magill Elementary and Grace Snell Middle schools in Loganville are running late.
According to the AJC, J.C. Magill Elementary and Grace Snell Middle, both in Loganville, are on lockdown.
Gun shots were reported in the area, and teachers and children reported seeing a "strange man" in the woods.
As of 4:15 p.m., children were not being allowed to go home.