“All Gordon County school principals were notified earlier this (Thursday) afternoon that, due to a domestic dispute involving students, Red Bud Elementary School and Sonoraville Middle School were placed under precautionary lock down status on advisement from the sheriff’s department,” said Gordon County Schools Superintendent Bill McCown.
“No other schools were involved,” he added.
Red Bud Principal Jennifer Hayes said the temporary lockdown ended around 1 p.m. and classes resumed normally.
School officials at Sonoraville Middle School confirmed that the school was no longer under lockdown around 2 p.m.
Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Chief Dep. Robert Paris said he could not elaborate on either situation at around 2:15 p.m. Thursday.
“We’re still in the aftermath of the incident,” he said.
CLARIFICATION: Parents were not notified of the situation due to it being an external lockdown. Law enforcement officers did not go inside of the classroom and check on students during the lockdown.