Lockdown lifted at South Gwinnett High School, officials say

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Students at South Gwinnett High School were placed on a "soft lockdown," which was recently lifted, according to officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools.
The lockdown was placed due to an incident that happened near the school property, according to the district. 

Several social posts regarding a person with a ski mask on were circulating; the district said they had not heard of any of these reports, stating, "Once again, this didn't happen on GCPS property. It happened in the community near the school."

Soft lockdowns allow students to move inside the school, but they are not allowed to go outside. Teaching and learning are still taking place, officials said.