UPDATE 8:25 a.m.
The school is no longer on lockdown.
Update 7:54 a.m.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says no traffic is being allowed into or out of the parking lot at Dawes Intermediate School. Deputies are thoroughly searching the school and all classrooms.
News 5 is following a developing story out of West Mobile. Dawes Intermediate School on Westlake Road is on lockdown. Lori Myles with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says deputies are on the scene investigating. Myles did say students that are already inside the school are in a safe place.
We have a crew on the way and will bring you any updates as soon as they are available.