Buchholz placed on lockdown  

Buchholz High School sign
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Buchholz High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday as Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) searched nearby areas close to the school for a suspect.  

School officials say the lockdown occurred as a precaution after the suspect tried to evade law enforcement by jumping over a fence, onto the Buchholz campus.  

“Whenever there is a call for service in or around a school, generally, a lockdown occurs to keep the kids and staff at the school safe,” said ACSO spokesperson Kaley Behl in a phone interview. 

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The suspect was a 17-year-old male who was violating the conditions of his probation. 

“It’s a low-level offense. There is no horrible crime here or horrible warrant,” Behl said.  

The lockdown was lifted once the suspect was caught.  

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