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Niagara Falls High School

Niagara Falls High School went into lockdown for eight minutes Thursday morning after a student reported a threat made against him, according to the district's superintendent.

A 17-year-old female student was subsequently arrested by Niagara Falls Police. The lockdown has since been lifted.

From 11:21 a.m. to 11:28 a.m. students and staff were ordered to shelter in place while a search was conducted for the female student. According to Superintendent Mark Laurrie, the two students involved in the matter each have an order of protection against the other.

At about 11:15 a.m. this morning, the male student reported to the school's principal that he felt the female student was going to "shoot" him, Laurrie said.

Laurrie said the male claimed "she blocked his car in the parking lot and waved a weapon at him," but after the girl was "detained" a search was conducted and she "had no weapon on her."

Laurrie said the purpose of the lockdown was to locate the female student who allegedly made the violent threat, but she was not in the building. She had left the parking lot after the initial contact with the male student then later returned. She was met in the parking lot by police upon her return.

A recorded message sent out at 11:47 a.m. by the district by Judie Glaser, community relations director, indicated, "The administration had suspicion that a student may have to come into the school with a weapon."

Laurrie said the matter was addressed without incident and school has resumed as normal.

"The lockdown worked to perfection," he said.

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