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Peoria high school lockdowns lifted after investigation fails to turn up rumored weapon

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PEORIA, Ill (HOI) -- -

Peoria's four public high schools were on lockdown for about 45 minutes Friday after a weapon was rumored to be seen at the Woodruff campus.

Peoria High, Manual, Woodruff and Richwoods were put under lockdown just before 1:30 p.m. Friday after the Peoria Police Department investigated. Officers attempted to locate and interview students, but the investigation did not lead to a weapon discovery on any of the district's high school campuses. 

The lockdowns were lifted around 2:15 p.m. School dismissal is occurring at regular times, with a police presence at all four schools as a safety precaution.

The report of a weapon is still under investigation by authorities. 

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