Alachua County deputies clear two schools after gunshot heard nearby

Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 1:06 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Alachua County Sheriff’s Officials say lockdowns have been lifted at two schools after someone thought they heard a gunshot nearby.

Eastside High School and Lake Forest Elementary School were placed on lockdown around 12:10 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies responded to both schools and conducted a search after someone reported hearing a gunshot.

Nothing was found during the search and the lockdown was lifted less than an hour later.

Investigators say they think the noise may have come from a wooded area nearby.

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