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Edinburgh schools placed on lockdown

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Police asked Edinburgh schools to place its three buildings on lockdown for about an hour Thursday.

The school district received the request from the Edinburgh Police Department about 9 a.m., and during the lockdown students weren’t allowed to leave their classrooms. The lockdown was over by about 10 a.m., Superintendent William Glentzer said.

Police and school administrators discussed and investigated a tip that a verbal threat had been made against the middle and high school. Officials do not consider the threat to be viable but take all threats seriously and will continue with the investigation, Edinburgh Police Chief David Mann said in a news release.

Nothing dangerous was happening inside any of Edinburgh’s schools, Glentzer said. Parents also received a call from the school district about the lockdown, Glentzer said.

“Once we get notification, we do the best we can to protect our kids. That’s our job,” Glentzer said.

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