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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Athens City Middle School

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UPDATE: The lockdown has been lifted.  

No weapons were found at the school.

On Facebook, the principal announced that things were back to normal.

UPDATE: As of 1:50pm, students are no longer in lock-down. After thoroughly investigating the situation, we did not find a weapon. All students are safe and now in regular classes. Thank you for your support. - Mike Simmons


PREVIOUS STORY: Athens City Middle School is on lockdown after two bullets were found in the school hallway.

The school system posted a statement about the investigation from the school's principal, Mike Simmons, on Facebook:

"The following message was sent to all Athens Middle School families by SchoolCast:

SCHOOLCAST(1/2): Parents: We are currently investigating 2 bullets found in our hallway. We have called the police to be present & students are in Lock-Down to remain safe while we investigate. We will update you as needed - Mike Simmons"

Channel 3 has a crew at the school.

Everyone at the school and lockers are being searched.

We will keep you updated on this developing story.

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