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Lockdown on 3 Henry County schools lifted, students safe after reports of a weapon on campus

This is what we know.

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Three Henry County schools were on lockdown Wednesday afternoon following reports of someone on campus with a weapon, according to district officials.

Police said the weapon may have been at Moseley Drive in Stockbridge.

They believe a student airdropped a picture of themselves holding a gun inside a bathroom, sending it to a group of people. Because of the range of airdrop, investigators believe the picture was taken at Woodland high school.

As a precaution, Woodland Middle School and Woodland Elementary School were also placed on a soft lockdown.

Right now, police are working to figure out if there was a gun on campus and who had it.

At this time, the Henry County Sheriff's Office says no one has been harmed or threatened. 

Sheriff Reginald B. Scandrett says, “HCSO responded after several reports started circulating.” He says, “Currently, no one with a gun has been found or spotted inside or outside of Woodland High School. Students and staff are safe, at this time.”

Credit: 11Alive

Full statement from the district below:

"We are sending this message to inform you that Woodland High School is currently on a hard-lockdown after reports that a student may be in possession of a weapon on campus.  The hard lockdown was enacted so that law enforcement can thoroughly investigate the matter and ensure the safety of everyone on campus in the event the report is true.  No one has been harmed.  The measure is precautionary at this moment.  We will keep you posted when more information is available.  Please do not travel to the school as law enforcement will not let you on campus."

Authorities will be on-site at the Stockbridge Amphitheater parking lot to answer parent's questions. They are asking parents to go there for more information. 

Return to 11Alive.com as we work to gather more details.