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Arcadia High School lockdown lifted as authorities find no specific threat

November 1, 2011 |  3:35 pm

Authorities have lifted an hours-long lockdown and dismissed students at Arcadia High School after police investigated unspecified threats that school officials received Tuesday morning.

The school was placed on lockdown shortly before noon. No additional details were provided about the nature of the threat directed at the school at 180 Campus Drive in Arcadia.

In a statement that accompanied the announcement to lift the lockdown, police said, "There is no specific threat on campus at this time, but the investigation is continuing."

Arcadia police said that although Campus Drive remains closed to through traffic, parents were asked to pick up their children on the Santa Anita Avenue side of the L.A. County park. Students with cars on campus or who walked to school were dismissed toward the Duarte Road side of the campus.

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-- Andrew Blankstein (Twitter.com/anblanx)

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