ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Two Asheboro schools temporarily went into lockdown after a person was seen with a gun in a nearby area, according to police.
At about 2:25 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of an armed person on the 500 block of Albemarle Road.
Callers told police that they saw a fight between multiple people. At least one of the people involved had a handgun.
Asheboro High School and South Asheboro Middle School were both placed on lockdown due to their proximity to the scene, and an officer was posted at a nearby child care facility.
Officers found the people believed to be involved, and the lockdown was lifted.
Tony Eugene Hiatt, 35, of Asheboro, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, and Tony Dillion Ivan, 29, of Asheboro, was charged with simple assault.