Ringling Schools went on a brief lockdown Tuesday afternoon after police responded to a call in the area.
Jefferson County Sheriff Jimmy Williams said law enforcement responded to a call at a home near the school. He said the initial call came after one person in the home began threatening a family member. The call was treated as a mental health crisis and no arrests were made.
“At the time, we were advised that there could be some weapons involved,” Williams said. “We thought they might be in the home, but we had reason to suspect they might not be when we pulled up.”
Williams said the lockdown was a precaution as the home was only about half a mile from the school. Ringling went on lockdown at 12:52 p.m. and resumed the normal school day at 1 p.m.
“It was kind of a concerning situation,” Williams said. “We’d been there in the past.”
Ringling Superintendent Kent Southward said the lockdown only lasted about 10 minutes total.