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Social media threat leads to lockdown at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School

Posted at 4:36 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 19:56:30-05

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — The Sierra Vista Police Department referred a sixth-grade student at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School for disruption of educational facility after reports of a threat seen on Snapchat Tuesday morning.

SVPD say four students reported to the principal they saw a threat on Snapchat from another student.

Police say "In that post, the student claimed to be planning to pull a fire alarm and then start shooting up the school. The student was quickly identified and removed from class while the school was placed on lockdown."

Police were then notified and secured the school, no weapon was found, according to SVPD.

Once it was determined there was no threat, school resumed just after 12:30 p.m.

The students name was not released.