Police: Florida school lockdown lifted

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November 10, 2010 11:29:26 AM PST
Florida authorities have lifted the lockdown of all schools in the nation's sixth-largest district after police say the credibility of a threat made against students has diminished.

Broward County school officials lifted the lockdown Wednesday afternoon after several hours and said students would be dismissed normally. They said more police officers would be present, but didn't elaborate on why the threat had diminished.

The lockdown began after a woman called a radio station and said her husband might go to a school and start shooting.

Police are still investigating the threat and no suspects have been identified.

The radio station then found an earlier e-mail, possibly from the man, saying "something big was going to happen," possibly at a post office or a school.


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