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School locked down after 911 call reports kid with gun; no gun found

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) – Pocahontas schools were placed on lockdown Friday morning after a 9-1-1 call reported a kid brought a gun to school.

According to Pocahontas Police Chief Cecil Tackett, the police department locked down the high school, located the child, and placed him into custody.

Chief Tackett said the kid did not have any weapons on him, and stressed that no threats were made against the school. 

Chief Tackett says after interviewing several students, an argument between friends led one boy to threaten harm to himself. Tackett said no weapons of any kind were found, and the lockdown was for precaution. 

No word if any charges will be filed.

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