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Lockdown lifted after shooting near elementary school

Several schools placed on lockdown after man shot, taken to hospital

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – Several schools in Putnam County were placed on lockdown Monday morning when a man was shot near James Long Elementary School around 6:30 a.m., the Sheriff's Office said.

The man was taken to Orange Park Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies are still working to determine what led to shooting.

The schools, which were placed on modified lockdown during the investigation, have resumed normal operations. 

The schools affected were:

  • James A Long Elementary School
  • Jenkins Middle School
  • Palatka High School
  • Mellon Elementary School
  • Putnam Academy of Arts and Sciences

Parents with questions should contact their child's school.