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Brief Lock-Down at Several School Buildings

Lock down occurred after two students exchanged something and one fled.

School buildings along Cedar Lane on the Ellicott City/Columbia border were briefly locked down Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious incident behind the Homewood Center.

A school official said a Homewood student was seen making some sort of exchange behind the school building around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after the exchange, the student fled, which raised suspicions, according to Rebecca Amani-Dove, a spokesperson for Howard County schools.

In response to the incident, police were called. The police then put several school buildings along Cedar Lane—Harper's Choice Middle, Bryant Woods Elementary, Swansfield Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, the Applications and Research Lab, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"applications-and-research-lab"} --> and the

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