Umbrella causes schools to go on lockdown in Suwannee County
LIVEOAK, Fla. (WCJB) - The lockdown of six schools in Suwannee County has been lifted after an umbrella was mistaken for a rifle.
Sheriff’s deputies say three children saw what they thought was a man with a long gun. Deputies searched near Riverside Elementary School and RiverOak Technical College with K9s for about an hour.
Deputies say all six schools nearby were locked down while they searched.
A school resource officer found a man matching the description. He was a bus driver who was carrying an umbrella. Deputies determined the driver was likely the person that the students saw.
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