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Cienega HS lockdown lifted

Cienega HS lockdown lifted
Posted at 11:38 AM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 14:05:06-05

Cienega High School in Vail locked down Friday due to a threat. The lockdown was lifted shortly after.

According to Pima County Sheriff's deputy Cody Gress, the lockdown was a reaction to a threat found on a bathroom wall Friday morning.

Deputies went to the school to search the buildings, roof and parking lot. 

The school did not evacuate.

Vail Unified School District spokeswoman Darcy Mentone released this statement:

Cienega staff found a note indicating a potential threat. Out of caution, the Sheriff's Department was called. Sheriff's deputies are onsite, and they have locked the gates. Students are safe but are not permitted to leave, nor are parents allowed to enter. The school expects to resume normal operation soon. Further details will be provided as they become available.