Social Media Threat Puts Mercedes Middle School On Lockdown

A student has been detained after a social media post prompted officials to lock down a Mercedes middle school Tuesday morning.

Mercedes police say school district officials were made aware of a social media post that made mention of a weapon on the campus of Sgt. Manuel Chacon Middle School.

Mercedes police were able to track down the poster and the person was detained. No weapon was found and school district officials say at no time were students in danger. The school was on lockdown for about an hour. Police are continuing their investigation

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