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Tate High School on lockdown during search for unauthorized person
At approximately 12:45 this afternoon, deputies were notified of a suspicious person in the area of Tate High School, armed with a rifle. Tate High School had been placed on precautionary lockdown. Multiple units responded to the area of Tate Road and Swift Creek Drive and took the individual into custody. The individual was located dressed in camouflage and carrying a large black gun which was later determined to be a pellet gun. According to the individual, he was in the area hunting snakes. The individual was released and Tate High School was removed from Lockdown at approximately 1:30 pm.