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Apr 16, 5:04 PM EDT

Pa. school lockdown lifted after phone threat


BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- A lockdown has been lifted at an eastern Pennsylvania school after a phone threat about a gunman prompted police to search the building and grounds for several hours.

Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent Joseph Roy said police arrived at Liberty High School around 1 p.m. Wednesday. The school was dismissed around three hours later.

Police said they searched from classroom to classroom and no guns or gunman were found. No injuries have been reported.

Authorities told WFMZ-TV that the 911 call came from an untraceable prepaid cellphone and stated someone was inside the school with a gum.

Police said if the call turns out to be a hoax, an investigation will begin to find the caller.

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