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A person was arrested Thursday for allegedly bringing a weapon onto the Douglas High School campus, police say.

At about 2 p.m. Wednesday, the campus was placed on a soft lockdown after Douglas police officers responded to a report of someone possibly in possession of a weapon, according to a police Facebook post.

Initiating the soft lockdown allowed officials to close the campus so no one new could enter as classes continued as normal.

When conducting a search of the building, officers learned the weapon was on campus Wednesday. Students were later released after the weapon was found.

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Police said no threats were made against the school and there is "no present danger stemming from yesterday’s incident," the post said.


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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.