Elmore County High School Placed on Soft Lockdown Wednesday

UPDATE: Eclectic Police Chief Richard Head spoke with WAKA 8 Thursday morning. He says what someone thought was a gun was actually a Bluetooth device. After seeing surveillance video of the two people, Head says he knew who they were and made contact with them as they were trying to make contact with him. Head says no schools were in danger and no charges will be filed. He says the two people were actually men in their 20s and not juveniles. He is pleased with the precautionary response that everyone took.

Original Story:

Elmore County High School and other schools in Eclectic were placed on soft lockdown Wednesday after police got a report that someone had seen two juveniles with a gun on the streets of Eclectic.

Police got the report at around 8:40AM. All Elmore County Schools were notified, according to Eclectic Police Chief Richard Head.

Elmore County High School is near downtown Eclectic, and police were concerned that the juveniles might have been connected to the school or would eventually go onto campus. A search of the campus turned up nothing.

ALEA, the Tallassee and Wetumpka police departments and the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office are all helping with the investigation.





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