Lapeer High School Students Released Early as Authorities Searched for Weapon

Students at Lapeer High School were dismissed from class early Wednesday after administrators learned there may have been a weapon hidden in the school.

Officials announced on social media that the school was going into secure mode shortly before 8:45 Wednesday morning for an investigation involving a locker search by law enforcement.

According to the Lapeer Community Schools district, students were released at 11:30 to make it easier to search the school.

Authorities say the campus was cleared after a thorough sweep, which involved police K9s, and classes will resume Thursday morning.