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School lockdown caused by shooting threat: Police (update)

Halifax West High School lockdown caused by an anonymous call saying there would be a shooting at the school say Halifax Regional Police
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Halifax Regional Police vehicle (Meghan Groff/

Halifax Regional Police say the lockdown at Halifax West High School was caused by a call from an unknown person saying there would be a shooting at the school.

Police were called to the Clayton Park school on Friday afternoon just before 1 p.m.

Officers and K-9 units searched the school, but found no firearms or any other threats. They lifted the lockdown at around 2 p.m.

Police are still investigating and following up on several leads.

Anyone with information can contact HRP at 902-490-5020 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.

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