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Berkmar High School went on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a weapon was spotted on campus while two students were fighting each other.

Berkmar High School went on lockdown shortly before classes were set to dismiss for the day after a weapon was reported to be seen on campus on Thursday afternoon, according to a letter Principal Durant Williams sent out to parents.

Two students got into a fight at the school, and during that altercation, a third student told officials that they saw a weapon. Williams’ letter did not specify whether it was a knife, a firearm or some other type of weapon. It also did not specify whether it was being carried by one of the two students involved in the fight or by a different individual.

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