Lockdown lifted at northeast Charlotte elementary school

Lockdown lifted at northeast Charlotte elementary school

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 12 at 1:14 PM

Charlotte school on lockdown

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A northeast Charlotte elementary school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning due to police activity in the area.

David Cox Road Elementary School was placed on lockdown around 10:45 a.m. after a custodian said he saw a man in the woods near the school with a gun, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

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The school is located at 4215 David Cox Road near West Sugar Creek Road.

(Map: Location of the school)

Officers searched the campus on foot and through the air with the CMPD chopper but made no arrests. 

The lockdown was lifted at 12:10 p.m., according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials.

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