Mt. Zion High School has lifted its lockdown after police searched the Clayton County school for a possible weapon earlier today, multiple media outlets reported this afternoon.
The power went off but was restored around 11 a.m., according to Channel 2 Action News. Alive11 News reported that the lockdown was initially a precaution to ensure that students didn’t leave the building, but the lockdown then continued due to a weapon threat.
11Alive tweeted from a press briefing at the scene that a student is in custody because of a “prank gone bad” and will be “prosecuted through the juvenile system,” according to an authority speaking there.
Authorities have declined to identify the student but did say they found the student through eyewitnesses and social media, according to 11Alive.