Everglades Preparatory in Pahokee was placed on lockdown after shots fired in area

Lockdown has since been lifted

PAHOKEE — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says shots were fired at Everglades Preparatory Academy in Pahokee Tuesday afternoon. The school was placed on lockdown for a time.
 
According to the sheriff's office, a student was walking in a hall between classes when he heard gunshots aimed his way.

He then darted into a classroom. He was not hurt.

Witnesses said they saw three or 4 people running, or on bikes, leave the area.

The school is located at 360 East Main Street in Pahokee.

NewsChannel 5's Ryan Calhoun reports a crime scene was set up across the street from school grounds and shell casings were seen on the ground.

Deputies called in K-9 units and the PBSO helicopter, but so far a search has come up empty.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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