Lockdown ends at Virginia school as bomb threat 'not credible'

November 3, 2016 12:50 PM EDT

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(Reuters) - A lockdown triggered by a bomb threat at a Roanoke, Virginia, high school on Thursday was lifted after authorities had told students and staff to take shelter, the school district said.

The threat against Northside High School was not credible, a spokesman for the Roanoke County Public Schools said in a statement. The incident is under investigation, he said.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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