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Nov 16, 2012 6:44 PM by Ian Cross

Flowing Wells Jr. High lockdown lifted, no weapons found

TUCSON - A threatening note found on Flowing Wells Junior Hugh School grounds this morning put the school into lockdown for the day; several agencies responded with trained dogs, but no weapons were found and the students were released at their regularly scheduled time.

At about 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, the principal of the school found a note in front of the nurse's office, implying the possible use of weapons, including firearms, according to a news release from Pima County Sheriff's Department. To ensure the safety of students and staff, the school was placed on lockdown, and PCSD deputies responded to assess the situation.

The Pima Regional Bomb Squad responded with a dog specifically trained to detect explosives and firearms, the release states. Units from the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base also responded with canines. The teams searched the school grounds, the students' backpacks, and the students themselves for weapons.

No weapons were located, and the lockdown was lifted at about 2:45 p.m. The students were released at their regularly scheduled time.

Sheriff's department detectives continue to investigate the note, which was left anonymously.

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