HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) – The lockdown has been lifted Wednesday at Huntington North High School and no gun was found, the superintendent said in an update following a reported threat that morning.
Shortly before 8 a.m., a student told a teacher that another student had been seen with a gun. Details were posted on the school’s Facebook page.
All students and staff are safe and accounted for according to the post, however an investigation is ongoing and police are at the school.
Superintendent John Trout said in an update that police searched the student’s home, locker and bus, and did not find any weapon. Police determined the student “simulated a movement in their pocket that appeared to be a weapon but instead was their cell phone.”
The student’s action was playful in nature, the post said, but other students around them took it seriously and reported it, which staff commended them for.
Police will be at the school throughout the day, according to the update from Trout, and students have returned to their normal schedules.