Opelika High School placed on lock down; students now dismissed

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05/19/17 5:24 p.m. — Becky Brown, Director of Public Relations with Opelika Schools tells News 3 that at approximately 3:20 p.m. Friday two guys who are not affiliated with the school were in the parking at Opelika High School.

Following an altercation between the two guys in vehicle, it was determined by the school resource officer that the school needed to go on lock down as a safety precaution.

No injuries occurred and everyone is safe.

Students have now been dismissed.


OPELIKA, Ala. — Opelika police confirm to News 3 that Opelika High School was placed on lock down out of an abundance of caution after a disturbance outside the front of the school. The lock down has now been lifted and regular dismissal is taking place.

Police are at the school and tell us there was some type of disturbance outside the front entrance of the high school involving to two non-students.

Investigators are still trying to sort out the situation.This is a developing story. Stay with News 3 for updates.

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