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Lockdown lifted at McKay High School after report of weapon on campus

Salem Police said officers responded to a report of an armed person on campus but did not find a gun.

SALEM, Ore. — McKay High School in the Salem-Keizer School District went into lockdown for part of the school day Wednesday after a report of a weapon on campus. Shortly before 2 p.m., the district tweeted that the lockdown had been lifted and that all students and staff were safe.

Salem police said officers responded to a report of an armed person at the school but did not find anyone with a gun. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made.

Several students police said were involved in the incident were interviewed by officers, after which they were released to school administrators, Salem police said.

This is the second time in the past week that the Salem-Keizer School District has dealt with weapons on school grounds. A student at Stephens Middle School was arrested Monday for bringing a handgun to school. Officers took the firearm, then arrested and transported the student who had the gun to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Facility. The student was charged with two counts of menacing, and one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in a public building.

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