- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have cleared a reported threat at a Des Moines school following a search for a student.

Des Moines Public Schools says Lincoln RAILS Academy was on lockdown for about an hour late Monday morning. The school was on full lockdown for most of it but later switched to a partial lockdown.

Officials say the lockdown was a precaution after a parent reported that a missing student may pose a threat to the school. Police and staff searched the grounds but later confirmed the student was not there.

District spokesman Phil Roeder says the case has been turned over to authorities, who are still looking for the student.

Lincoln RAILS Academy serves ninth-graders for the nearby Lincoln High School.


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