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Worth Co. deputies investigate WCHS lockdown incident

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SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

In an abundance of caution, Worth Co. High School in Sylvester was locked down Thursday, after authorities were told that a man might go there to end his life. 

The person called into Colquitt County 911 yesterday, saying he was concerned, because his friend was going through a separation with his spouse. The friend had reason to believe the man was heading to Sylvester, which is where he first met his spouse, according to Worth County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Sapp.

The man's spouse apparently told the friend who called 911 that she believed he would be going to Worth County High School to possibly commit suicide. 

Worth County deputies were able to make contact with the man around 3:30 yesterday, and said that he was cooperative, and they found no weapons in his car.  

The man told deputies he was upset, but assured them he was okay, and not heading to Worth County High School. He told deputies he never made suicidal threats and wasn't planning on coming to the school.  Deputies found no legal reason to detain him. 

At this moment, the man is not facing any charges from the Worth County Sheriff's Office.  However, the Sheriff's Office is still investigating.

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