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Threat leads to lockdown at a Sierra Vista elementary school

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Sierra Vista say an elementary school was put on lockdown after an online threat.

They say a sixth-grade student at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School is accused of disruption of an educational facility.

The student’s name wasn’t released.

Police say several students reported seeing the online threat Tuesday morning and alerted the school principal.

In the post, police say the student claimed to be planning to pull a fire alarm and then start shooting up the school.

They say the student was quickly identified and removed from class while the school was placed on lockdown.

Police say officers responded to the scene and secured the school.

They say no weapon was found after a search and the school returned to normal business around 12:30 p.m.

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The Associated Press

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