UPDATE: Two of the three Winder-Barrow High intruders turned up later at a Jackson Co. school

Two of the three people involved in the incident at Winder-Barrow High School were spotted later at a school in neighboring Jackson County, according to information sent by the Jackson County School System to parents.

The note said, in part: “This morning, our staff at Jackson County High School identified two young adult males inside our school building who were not students at our school.” The note goes on to say school officials were able to make contact with the pair and determined that they were not students at Jackson County High, and they then left the building and got in a car parked on campus. The Barrow County connection was discovered later.


Three Barrow County schools went on lockdown Thursday morning after three intruders were confronted by law enforcement in the gym at Winder-Barrow High School.

Barrow County Sheriff Judd Smith said that about 9:30 911 was notified by a school resource officer that three people ran from him after he attempted to identify them.

Sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Winder Police Department responded, Sheriff Smith said, and surrounded the school in an attempt to locate the trio and that the school along with Russell Middle School and Winder Elementary were placed on lockdown “as a precautionary measure.”

Smith added a search of the high school, parking lots and adjacent streets turned up no sign of the three but “subsequent review of school video camera footage revealed that the intruders exited the school and fled in a black car.”