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School briefly locked down on shooting rumors

Posted at 8:10 AM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 08:16:09-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- School officials briefly placed Fort Myers High School on a lockdown Wednesday morning while deputies investigated a possible threat.  The lockdown has been lifted.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, school resource officers received a tip at 7:21am that a shooting might occur at the school.

The school was placed on a lockdown as a precaution while operations continued normally inside.  However a perimeter was set up around the school.

The lockdown was lifted around 8am.

Deputies say no incident occurred and nobody on campus was found armed.

The threat of a shooting had been passed around by word of mouth.