A lockdown has been lifted at West Hall high and middle schools after law enforcement traced a text message to a student at Lanier Technical College, Hall County Schools spokesman Gordon Higgins said.
Someone in the West Hall community received a text message saying "Gunman go to West Hall this afternoon." That message was received around 11:30 this morning.
That person in turn contacted law enforcement.
"Law enforcement called West Hall High School and told them to go into lockdown until they could get there and have a chance to do an investigation in terms of determining where this call came from," Higgins said.
They were able to trace the message, and the person who sent it had no intentions of harm, Higgins said. The person meant to say "Gunna go to West Hall this afternoon," but autocorrect changed it to "gunman," according to Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks with the Hall County Sheriff's Office.