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Lockdowns lifted at Lake Norman Charter School, CPCC campus

Lockdowns lifted at Lake Norman Charter, CPCC


Authorities have lifted lockdowns at two Huntersville campuses after police received a report of a possible gunman in a college parking lot.

Both Lake Norman Charter School and Central Piedmont Community College's Merancas campus were put on lockdown around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and police patrolled both campuses.

WCNC-TV, the Observer's news partner, reported the lockdowns began after a woman called police to say she saw two men remove guns from a car in the parking lot of the CPCC campus. The men reportedly then walked toward the school, according to the station's report.

The lockdowns began after Huntersville police said a witness said they saw two men with what appeared to be a gun in the parking lot of the CPCC campus on Verhoeff Drive, reports WCNC-TV, the Observer's news partner. The car the men were in left the campus, and officers began searching the nearby area.

Lake Norman Charter officials said that after hearing from police they immediately brought all students into the school's building, and no one was allowed to enter or exit while the school was under lockdown. The lockdown was lifted around noon, the school said in an e-mail to parents.

Meanwhile, CPCC said that it also has resumed operations at the Merancas after given an all clear from police.

The incident remains under investigation.

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