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: Chicago's Famed Palmer House Reopens With Millions Of Dollars In Renovations
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: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis In Chicago; 'It Is Literally Killing Us'
“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: CTA Stops Will Soon Be Vaccination Stations Throughout The City
An investigation continued Wednesday afternoon.