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UPDATE: Kennewick Middle School No Longer on Lockdown

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Highlands Middle School on lockdown Friday morning Highlands Middle School on lockdown Friday morning

The Kennewick School District said in a release that at approximately 8:10 a.m., Highlands Middle school went into a modified full building lockdown due to a text message indicating a threat to the school.

KSD said the student posing the threat was not on campus at the time. Kennewick police found the student and the student is now in the custody.

The district also said the student providing the tip is cooperating fully with local Law Enforcement authorities.

The lockdown was lifted at approximately 9:30 a.m.

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UPDATE: The Kennewick School District just posted on Twitter saying Highlands Middle School is no longer on lockdown. 

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Kennewick School District says Highlands Middle School is on lockdown Friday morning following an anonymous threat.

The school district says there is no immediate threat at this time. The school remains on lockdown while police investigate. 

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