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Lockdowns at Franklin Pierce High School, Ford Middle School after phone threat

Franklin Pierce High School and Ford Middle School went on lockdown Thursday after a phone threat.

Someone in the Franklin Pierce High School Counseling Center listened to a voicemail about 9 a.m. that contained a generic threat to the school, Franklin Pierce Schools Superintendent Frank Hewins said.

The high school and nearby middle school were put in lockdown as a precaution.

Both schools are in a modified lockdown until the end of the day, which means students can go about classes regularly, but only authorized personnel can come and go from the school.

After school activities will go on as scheduled.

Hewins said the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

Families have been notified.

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