UPDATE: Graham school on lockdown after threats

Staff writerSeptember 23, 2013 

UPDATE as of 3:30 p.m. The school stayed on modified lockdown until the end of the school day, when students were released at the regularly scheduled time to go home, Bethel School District spokeswoman Krista Carlson said.

"I would assume tomorrow would be a regular school day," she said. "If there's any change, we certainly would announce it."

Troyer said no suspects were found.

INITIAL POST: An elementary school in Graham is on a modified lockdown while authorities try to sort out two threats made by the same man, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

Deputies are on scene at Centennial Elementary School, 24323 54th Avenue East.

The man first called the Sheriff’s Department to say somebody was threatening a teacher on campus. That story was unfounded, Troyer said.

Next, the man allegedly called Tacoma police.

“He changed his story and said there was going to be a bomb there,” Troyer said.

There are no signs of a bomb or any other danger on campus, he added. Deputies are searching for the man.

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