School lockdowns lifted after deputies search for burglary suspects

School lockdowns lifted after deputies search for burglary suspects

Three Columbia County schools were placed on hard lockdown Wednesday afternoon while deputies searched for burglary suspects in the area.

Lakeside High, Lakeside Middle and Ridge Elementary were placed on lockdown for about 5 minutes, according to the Columbia County School System. The lockdown happened just before the end of the school day and delayed dismissal by 3 to 4 minutes.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office was searching for two suspects who were reportedly burglarizing homes in the area.

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