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Northgate on code red lockdown


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 22, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Northgate High School is on a code red lockdown after a man was spotted nearby with a gun, school officials say.

The lockdown was initiated as a precaution, according to Dean Jackson, public information officer for the Coweta County School System.

Northgate administrators were notified by law enforcement at approximately 11:20 a.m. that a man was walking down Fischer Road with a gun.

After the school was notified, a precautionary lockdown was initiated to maintain safety. 

Shortly afterwards, Canongate Elementary School also initiated a precautionary code yellow security lockdown.

Law enforcement has responded to the situation on Fischer Road, and the school system is awaiting more details, according to Jackson.