Updated, 5:05 p.m.:
Officials say the student who was on the roof of Azalea Middle School on Tuesday has been safely taken into custody and students have been dismissed.
The 11-year-old girl apparently gained access to the roof by climbing onto an awning, according to a St. Petersburg Police spokesperson.
"It has been discovered that prior to leaving her classroom the student did leave a note with a classmate threatening to harm herself," spokesperson Mike Puetz wrote in a media release. "The student now claims she was not going to jump, but just wanted to be by herself."
Dismissal was delayed by the incident but the school was not placed on lockdown, Pinellas County Schools spokesperson Melanie Marquez Parra told Patch.
Officers will be transporting the girl under the Baker Act to a local mental health
facility for further evaluation.
Authorities are on the scene at Azalea Middle School in St. Petersburg, where they say a suicidal student was on the roof of the school threatening to jump and the school was on lockdown.
St. Petersburg Police say they were contacted by the school at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday and informed an 11-year-old girl had left her classroom, managed to crawl up on the roof of the single-story school and had made threats to jump off.
Officers are on the scene and have made contact with the student, attempting to get her to come down, according to a media release.
"At last report the school was in lock down mode, but officers are working with school officials to began a process for students to be dismissed to their parents' custody," police spokesperson Mike Puetz said in a release.
The school is located at 7855 22nd Ave. N.
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