Raleigh School Locked Down; Parent Says Student Has A Gun

Officials have locked down a middle school in southeast Raleigh after a parent told police a student had a gun.

Raleigh police officers and Wake County Sheriff's deputies began to search Ligon Middle School after receiving the tip around about
7:25 a.m.

Wake County schools spokesman Chip Sudderth confirmed the "code
red" lockdown but says he doesn't have any details.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue told a Raleigh newspaper the situation appears be close to a resolution and parents should not be alarmed.

A person who answered the phone at the school told the newspaper
all students are in their classrooms with the doors locked and the
lights out.