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Guam school quells 'threat of gun violence'

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Saint Anthony Catholic School in Tamuning remained closed today as law enforcement officials continue to investigate a threat of violence which prompted a schoolwide lockdown yesterday.

"School personnel discovered a note on the premises which threatened gun violence at the Tamuning Catholic school," according to a press release from the Archdiocese of Agana.

It was not currently clear if a gun was found in the school.

"No actual incident of violence occurred. However, school administrators immediately initiated emergency protocols and contacted the Guam Police Department. Police did a sweep of the school and assisted staff as they coordinated the early pick-up of students by parents and guardians," the diocese said.

School administrators notified parents of classes continuing cancellation of classes.


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