Quince Orchard High School was locked down briefly Friday afternoon for the report of two men with a weapon outside the school, Montgomery County Public Schools officials and Montgomery County police said.
Police received a call at 2:11 p.m. for a report of two men with a weapon outside the school, police spokeswoman Angela Cruz said. Officers stopped a vehicle with two subjects and are investigating, she said.
It appears bail bondsman were following a subject who may have pulled into the school parking lot, said Dana Tofig, an MCPS spokesman. The bondsmen, who carry weapons, got out of their car in search of the subject, Tofig said.
As a precaution, the school went into lockdown and police were called, Tofig said. The situation moved off campus almost immediately, he said.
"There was never any real danger to the school, but the school acted with an abundance of caution, as they should, to protect the students," Tofig said.
Cruz said she could not confirm if the incident involved bail bondsman or if a subject was actually spotted on the Quince Orchard campus.