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
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.