From the Apopka Police Department
Yesterday at 2:54 p.m., the Apopka Police Department responded to the area of Lancer Oak Drive for a disturbance. When units arrived, there was information that a firearm had been fired in the area during the disturbance. Detectives found shell casings in the area.
There were no injuries reported.
Out of caution, school staff at Apopka High School, which is located adjacent to the neighborhood, placed the school on lock-down.
This incident occurred approximately one hour after the closing bell of the school, but there were after-school activities and staff still located on campus.
Apopka detectives investigated the disturbance at Lancer Oak and Apopka Patrol and School Resource Officers searched the school to ensure there was no danger to the students or staff. Apopka Police personnel worked closely with school administration to clear the school.
At no time did school staff or Apopka police find any students or school personnel in danger. Apopka Police cleared the lock-down at approximately 4:45 p.m. after a thorough search of the campus.
Apopka detectives are continuing to search for the person who fired the weapon on Lancer Oak Drive and identify those involved.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeLine at 407-423-TIPS or the Apopka Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.