Lockdown ends at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (WPVI) -- A lockdown was lifted by early afternoon at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills, Bucks County after a reported threat.

The lockdown was over by 1 p.m. Tuesday, officials said, and everyone was safe.

Archdiocesan officials say they were informed by law enforcement of an anonymous threat "about a general threat to the safety of the school campus" after the school day had started.

Investigators told Action News the threat warned of a possible shooting. No actual shooting has been reported.

The school was placed on lockdown as a precaution as police conduct sweeps and search the building.

"Archdiocesan high schools take any threat seriously as the safety and well-being of students is always a primary concern," said spokesman Kenneth Gavin.

Some 700 students attend the school.

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