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Lockdown lifted at LCTI after police investigated "potential threat"

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa -


Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI) had been on lockdown earlier today.


A lockdown had been initiated at 10:30 a.m. this morning. Pennsylvania State Police responded to the school and ensured the safety of the students and staff while they investigated the threat. At approximately 1:22 p.m., the school announced that the lockdown ended.


The following announcement was made on their website:


Announcement!

The lockdown at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute has ended. After learning of a potential threat involving LCTI, administrators initiated a lockdown at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and Pennsylvania State Police responded to the school. State police ensured the safety of students and staff while they investigated the threat.


After consulting with police, administrators lifted the lockdown at 12:45 p.m. and morning session students will be dismissed after eating lunch at LCTI.


The threat remains under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police.