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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
Crime & Courts

Bartow school locked down after threat made on Facebook


Bartow Elementary Academy was locked down today after a possible threat was posted on Facebook, Bartow police said.

The posting on the social media website indicated some threat of violence to the school at 590 S. Wilson Ave., or to people at the school. As a precaution, school officials ordered the lockdown, police said.

Police said they have been able to determine there was no direct threat of violence, but the subject responsible for the threat has been taken into custody under the state Baker Act.