Leon High School Lock-down UPDATE

Update: 6:00 p.m. 5/1/09

A Tallahassee teen is under arrest after police say he was spotted with a gun near the campus of Leon High School.

His name is Loren Sharp and he claims it was a cell phone that he dropped, not a gun.

But police are sure it was a weapon and it prompted the lock down of four schools.

He was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed firearm, trespassing on school grounds while armed, and resisting arrest without violence.

Police say they received an anonymous tip that he was at a house on Terrace Street.

Sharp is not a student at Leon High School. Authorities say he was out on bond in a sexual battery case.

3:33 p.m. (5/1)

Authorities say they have captured the suspect.

A name has not yet been released.

Updated 12:09 p.m. (5/1)

The following schools are all OFF lock-down:

Leon High School
Cobb Middle School
Kate Sullivan

Updated 11:52 a.m. (5/1)

TPD says Leon High School is now OFF lock-down.

Extra security personnel will remain on campus throughout the day.
Updated: 11:13 a.m.

Tallahassee police say suspect is a white man wearing blue jean shorts and a blue and white striped polo style shirt. He has short red hair, between the ages of 16 and 19 years old. He's around 5'8" and 150 pounds.
Updated: 10:51 a.m.

A helicopter is assisting in the search for a man with a gun spotted near the campus of Leon High School.
Source: Tallahassee Police spokesperson OFC David McCranie

At approximately 9:45am, an officer observed a young male near the baseball field of Leon High School. The officer observed the male drop a handgun, pick it up and flee when the officer attempted to stop him. The male is currently at large in the neighborhood and officers are conducting a search to locate him. Additionally, nearby schools such as Cobb Middle School, and Kate Sullivan have been locked down as well as daycare centers in the area.

We have a crew on the way and will bring you more details as they become available.

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