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Lockdown lifted at Rolesville High School after false report of unauthorized person

April 5, 2019

Rolesville High School has lifted a lockdown for the campus after administrators issued a Code Red lockdown while police investigated the presence of an unauthorized person on campus, school officials said.

According to a spokeswoman for Wake County Public Schools, someone on campus thought they saw an unauthorized visitor around 2:15 p.m., prompting law enforcement authorities to respond to the campus in order to conduct an investigation.

The school, located at 1099 E. Young Street, issued a message to parents advising them of the situation.

“There is an incident that is affecting our school this afternoon,” the email statement said. “We received reports of an unauthorized visitor on campus. We contacted law enforcement officials. They are conducting a thorough search of our building to ensure safety.

About 2:30 p.m., school officials tweeted that the campus had gone to Code Green and students would be dismissed soon.

Lisa Luten, the district spokeswoman, said no unauthorized person or a weapon was found at the school.

It was not immediately clear if the unauthorized person was in custody or being questioned by authorities.

It was the second school lockdown in as many days at a Wake County school.

On Thursday, Lufkin Road Middle School issued a Code Red lockdown for a short period of time Thursday afternoon after police said someone reported a suspicious person in the area. The person was investigated and deemed to not be a threat.

During a Code Red lockdown, teachers, staff and students are secured inside rooms, and no one is allowed to leave or enter the campus until an all-clear is issued.