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Lockdown lifted at St. Cloud High School

Police say rumor of act of violence not credible

ST. CLOUD, Fla. – Rumors prompted St. Cloud High School to be placed on lockdown for nearly four hours on Thursday, according to police.

St. Cloud police locked down the high school after rumors of an act of violence after school Thursday. Police say there was no credible threat and that the lockdown was a precautionary measure. 

No one was being allowed in or out of the campus. The lockdown was lifted just before 6 p.m.

The school principal sent out a call to parents alerting them of the new rumor and saying school will be dismissed late. Police said the lockdown was requested by the principal and that police are assisting with searching the buildings.

The lockdown comes after the school sent out a call to parents discussing a rumor on social media about a gun being brought to school. That rumor was not found credible

three fights were on campus and three additional confrontations where school officials intervened, according to police.

Police said one fight also took place off campus.

No other details were immediately available.

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