Friday, August 24, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN -- Administrators placed Berkmar High School on lockdown as a precaution Friday morning after a student at the facility "had an outburst," district officials said.
As of 11:45 a.m., the lockdown procedure had ended, and everyone was reported as being safe. The safety measure lasted about 20 minutes, said district spokesman Jorge Quintana.
"A student had an outburst," Quintana said. "Everyone's fine at the school. Obviously, for the safety of our students and staff members, we have plans in place for any kind of situation like that, so the school did what they had to do."
He said Lilburn Police were called out to the facility. School Resource Officers also were present.
Quintana said during a lockdown procedure, no one is allowed to come onto the school campus or leave the school campus "for the safety of everyone there.
"Depending on the situation, the school will take action so that the situation won't escalate. In this particular situation, it was not an emergency, but lockdown was a precaution the school took to make sure it didn't escalate into an emergency."