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Lockdown at River Ridge High School, middle school ends

NEW PORT RICHEY — River Ridge High School and River Ridge Middle went into lockdown around the dismissal time Friday after someone reported a person with a rifle in a nearby neighborhood, officials said.

The report was that the person was in the Sablewood subdivision, school district spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said.

A search of the area turned up nothing, though, and the lockdown was lifted, said Melanie Snow, a spokeswoman for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Snow said the lockdown happened after school buses had already left with many students at the end of the day, but students who walk, ride with parents or stay for after-school activities were still on campus.

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