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Morrisville school campuses sent into lockdown after gun threat

Published: Dec. 19, 2021 at 6:59 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 19, 2021 at 11:52 PM EST
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MORRISVILLE, Vt. (WCAX) - After a gun threat sent students home early Friday, police now say kids are safe to return to the Peoples Academy Middle and High School in Morrisville Monday.

Police say they were called around 10:30 a.m. Friday after reports of concerning graffiti. The writing on a bathroom wall in the high school suggested someone had a gun, reading, “I have a gun. It’s hapaning today.”

Police say both the middle and high school campuses went into lockdown for more than an hour, and students were dismissed around 12:30 p.m.

Police say families should expect to see a significant police presence at the Peoples Academy all week.

We don’t know if this is related to the TikTok threats that sent a chill through schools nationwide on Friday. The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about the graffiti is asked to contact Morristown Police Department at 802-888-4211.

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