“No parents were involved,” she said.
A King High student sought refuge in a closet at one point during the lockdown, the student’s parent said in an email to The AJC.
The gun scare was one of two incidents on the Snapfinger Road campus, Harvey said.
Following a chase, four other people were arrested after police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the school’s parking lot.
“The theft occurred off school premises,” Harvey said. “Police tracked the vehicle using the car’s onboard system.”
Operations returned to normal just about 11:30 a.m., when the lockdown was lifted.
“It is calm in the building and students are in class,” Houston-Stewart said.
In his letter to parents, Harvey said “providing a safe and secure learning environment is of top priority” at the school.
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Officers said it happened just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.