For the third time since November, Lee County High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday due to an unspecified threat.
Multiple sources confirmed to The Rant that the campus was placed on lockdown around lunchtime Tuesday, but details were unclear about the nature of the threat. A heavy law enforcement presence could be seen outside the school about 1:45 p.m.
Sheriff Brian Estes was not available to provide any details as of 3:15 p.m. Lee County Schools did issue two statements via social media, the second saying everyone was safe but that the school remained on “soft lockdown.”
The campus was locked down in November and again in February, both times for bomb threats. In both instances, the threats were not deemed credible.