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Nov 16, 2012 2:46 PM by Ian Cross

Agencies sweeping Flowing Wells Jr. High with dogs

TUCSON - Several law enforcement agencies have responded to Flowing Wells Middle School to conduct a full sweep of the campus after a school officials found a threatening note.

Students will be released at the regular time, 3 p.m., Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Deputy Tom Peine confirmed to News 4 Tucson.

Explosive-sniffing dogs from several agencies, including Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, have arrived to expedite the search of the school, which includes checking every student's backpack.

At around 9:30 a.m. today, the school's principal contacted the sheriff's department after finding a note on school grounds indicating a threat, Flowing Wells Associate Superintendent Dr. David Baker confirmed to News 4 Tucson.

"The note indicated there was harm to be done, and therefore we contacted the sheriff's department," Baker said.

Nearby Centennial Elementary was not affected by the lockdown, Dep. Peine confirmed.

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