Walker County Schools Superintendent says schools coming off lockdown

Walker County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Adkins says schools in the area are coming off a lockdown.

The lockdown impacted Sumiton Elementary and Middle School, Dora High School, Sumiton Christian School and Bevill State.

School officials and police reviewed surveillance tape they found nothing indicating anyone had a gun on the campus.

Dr. Adkins says he says the situation was handled orderly and a concerted effort to protect children.


Sumiton police confirm all schools in the surrounding area of Bevill State in Sumiton have been placed on lockdown.

Police are on scene at a school in the area and will be there until the issue is resolved.

Sources tell ABC 33/40 a student at Sumiton Middle School saw a man in the parking lot with a gun. The student reported it and school officials ordered a lockdown.

This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as additional information is made available.

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