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Gun report leads to school lockdown in Arlington, Texas

Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas, was on lockdown for several hours due a report of a possible armed student on campus, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
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(CBS) ARLINGTON, Texas - There was another school lockdown Tuesday over fears of a possible armed intruder - this time it happened Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas after reports that a student may have brought a handgun to campus, CBS DFW reported.

Another student informed a resource officer at the school about the situation.

"Upon receiving this information, we immediately responded to verify the credibility of this allegation," said Sgt. Christopher Cook of the Arlington Police Department

The school was placed on lockdown just before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday and remained that way for more than three hours. Police searched the entire school room to room and brought in K-9 officers to search lockers and common areas.

According to school district spokeswoman Amy Casas, the lockdown situation effectively meant that nobody was permitted to enter or exit the campus.

Just before 12:30 p.m. a school district spokesperson confirmed the lockdown had been lifted and that no weapon had been found. Administrators said police in Arlington were also "confident that the suspect is not on campus."

  • Barry Leibowitz

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