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Dec 21, 2012 7:29 PM by Associated Press

Oakland elementary school lockdown lifted

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a lockdown prompted by threatening calls at an elementary school in Oakland has ended.

Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint says a lockdown was lifted shortly after 9:30 a.m. Friday, nearly an hour after a woman made several calls to Hoover Elementary School saying students would be harmed in a shooting.

Flint says there were no reports of any gunfire or injuries at the 300-student school. School district police officers had canvassed inside the school and the Oakland police had established a perimeter around it.

Flint says access to the school will remain restricted and a police presence will be on site throughout the day as a precautionary measure.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

12/21/2012 11:16:52 AM (GMT -8:00)

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