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No crime found in tweet leading to high school lockdown

After an investigation into a threatening tweet over the Dallas Cowboys’ loss to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday, the Yakima County Sheriff's Office found “no actual crime had occurred or was intended to be committed.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation notified East Valley High School that one of its students may have threatened to shoot up the school over Twitter, sending the school into a modified lockdown on Tuesday, according to East Valley School District Superintendent John Schieche.

Authorities questioned the suspected student Tuesday morning, who the FBI said may have tweeted a “picture of guns” that suggested he was planning to gun down the school.

Superintendent Schieche said the student had only replied to the threatening tweet, and the original post was from the East Coast, the Yakima Herald reports.

Deputies said an investigation into the post is still ongoing.


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