Lockdown lifted at Williams High School

Burlington police (WGHP file photo)

Burlington police (WGHP file photo)

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Update: The lockdown at Williams High School has been lifted.

“Williams High is now out of lockdown, campus is quiet and students are safe, and dismissal is beginning now in an orderly fashion in small groups of students,” according to the Alamance-Burlington School System.

Prior story

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Williams High School was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon as officers searched for a weapon on campus, according to an Alamance-Burlington School System spokesperson.

Burlington police notified the school about a possible weapon on campus following a tip about an off-campus altercation last night in the community.

Dismissal was delayed and parents were notified.

“Campus is quiet and students are safe inside classrooms. Parents will be notified as soon as the lockdown is lifted,” the school system said in a news release.

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