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Reports of person with gun puts learning center in Rock Hill on lockdown

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A learning center in Rock Hill was placed on lockdown Friday following a report that someone had a gun at the front of the school. 

According to the Rock Hill Police Department, they received a call to the Flexible Learning Center on Flint Street Extension around 10 a.m. of a alleged man armed with a gun in front of the school. The school was immediately placed on lockdown by school officials, police said. 

Police said the alleged armed person had walked away from the school by the time officers arrived. 

A witness told police that an 18-year-old, who attends one of the programs at the Flexible Learning Center, had a gun fall from his clothing and onto the floor, according to officers. Police said the male student picked up the gun and immediately left the school before heading toward the front lot. 

Police said the student talked to several students before fleeing the area. 

A lockdown was also issued for nearby Belleview Elementary School. Both lockdowns were lifted just after 11 a.m.

"The individual has been identified and we are working with school officials to investigate the incident," police say. 

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