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Updated Nov 16, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Lockdown lifted at Tucson middle school

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has lifted the
lockdown at a Tucson junior high school that was sparked Friday by a threatening
note that was found in front of the nurse’s office.

Sheriff’s spokesman Tom Peine (Py-NAH) says a search was done at Flowing Wells
Junior High School and no weapons were found. The lockdown was lifted at about
2:45 p.m. and students were allowed to leave at the regularly scheduled
dismissal time.

Peine says the note implied the possible use of weapons so authorities decided
to lock down the school as a precaution while they searched.

The Pima Regional Bomb Squad, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and a
special unit from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base responded.

About 850 students attend the school. Authorities say all students were
individually searched for weapons.


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