CHICAGO (CBS) — Public schools in Hammond, Indiana, were placed on lockdown for about two hours Wednesday morning, as police investigated a threatened shooting at Hammond High School. Police later determined there was no danger.
Hammond police said a social media post threatened gun violence at Hammond High School.READ MORE: COVID-19 Update: Indiana Announces 1,243 New COVID-19 Cases, 36 Additional Deaths
As a precaution, all public schools in Hammond were placed on temporary lockdown around 9:30 a.m. The lockdown was lifted around 11:30 a.m.READ MORE: Dolton Mayoral Candidate Giving Cash Prizes At Fundraiser After Previous Allegations Of Buying Votes
“At this time and we do not believe there to be any threat and school will continue as scheduled,” police stated in a Facebook post.
Police earlier said they had identified the parties responsible for the threat.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Mostly Sunny With Seasonable Temperatures
An investigation continued Wednesday afternoon.