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The Batavia Middle School was placed into lockdown this afternoon following a verbal threat.

The call was received at the middle school just before 2 this afternoon.

Per procedure, School Superintendent Chris Dailey said the building was placed in lockdown: no one was allowed in or out.

“We had a call come in of a verbal threat,” Dailey said. “As part of District policy and procedure, we went into lockdown, contacted the police who came in, did an assessment and we were given the ‘all-clear.’ We are now out of the lockdown, and they are following up on the verbal threat.”

Batavia Police searched the building with the aid of a state police K-9…nothing was found. The lockdown was lifted within the last half hour.

An automated call is being made to parents advising them of the threat, the lockdown and the “all- clear.”

Students will be coming home a little late due to the situation.

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