Threat prompts Wright City R-II to issue lockdown Wednesday morning

Wright City schools on lockdown after shooting rumor two under observation	 	 	 			Getty Images

Many students at one California school district were unable to take part Wednesday in a nationwide protest against gun violence after one of them threatened to shoot classmates.

The SLPD searched the campus but did not find any guns, the lockdown was lifted around 12:45 p.m., according to a statement from Lt. Isaac Benabou. However, authorities say those rumors were not true, and there were no guns found on campus.

School officials canceled classes for Thursday due to the threat.

Wright City R-II Schools were on lockdown Wednesday as police investigated a threat.

The school remains on lockdown.

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Atascadero Police quickly identified, contacted and arrested the student responsible for the social media threat, said Hoover, who added that no other students were involved in perpetuating the threat.

Atascadero police say there will be additional officers at various Atascadero Unified Schools on March 14, during the planned student walkout.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says the lockdown is a precautionary measure but did not provide specifics about why it was needed.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

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