Phenix City school locked down after 'rumor' of firearm on campus

chwilliams@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 7, 2013 

Phenix City Intermediate School was placed on lockdown about noon today because of a "rumor" of a firearm on campus, confirmed Superintendent Larry DiChiara.

The lockdown was lifted about an hour later after no gun was discovered, DiChiara said. The school has all of the sixth and seventh grade students in the Phenix City Public School system.

School security and Phenix City Police responded. Police dogs were also used in the search, DiChiara said.

"We followed all the proper procedures," DiChiara said. "We went to the source where we suspected the rumor started and it was unfounded."

A call went out to parents about 1 p.m. No other schools were impacted, DiChiara said.

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