Flowing Wells Junior High School was placed on lockdown today while the Pima County Sheriff's Department investigated a threat.
The threat was determined to be non-imminent, but the lockdown remained in effect through most of the school day so that deputies could interview everyone and walk sniffing dogs trained to detect firearms through the school.
According to a district spokesman, the lockdown has been lifted and the students are being dismissed at the regularly scheduled time.
Dep. Tom Peine said the lockdown of the school at 4545 North La Cholla Blvd. was ordered because someone found a threatening note lying on the ground near the office at about 9:30 a.m. The note said violence could be expected.
There are 850 students enrolled at the school.
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