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Alice Vail Middle School placed on soft lockdown after threat

Posted at 1:39 PM, Nov 14, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. — TUCSON, Ariz. -- Alice Vail Middle School was placed on a soft lockdown Thursday, according to an automated phone message sent to parents.

The school went into lockdown at around 12 p.m. due to a threat to the school, the message said. A Tucson Unified School District spokesperson says the lockdown was initiated due to "police activity south of campus."

The district says Tucson Police was informed of a threat of a fight in the area, that may involve weapons, so as a precaution, the soft lockdown was put in place.

School officials are limiting activity outside of the school, forcing the cancellation of all outdoor activities and after-school programs.

The message told parents Tucson Police and Tucson Unified School District safety officials are assisting with the investigation.

The district tells us police later learned no incident happened.