HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville Police gave students and staff the "all clear" after searching Mountain Gap P-8 School during a lockdown Friday morning. They say they didn't find anything during their sweep of the school.
The school was placed on lockdown about 9:30 a.m. due to a reported phone call threat. The school's principal initiated a robo-call when the lockdown started, then again when the all-clear was given.
Initial reports from Huntsville Police were that the school was evacuated. However, a small group of students ran to the nearby fire house.
Everyone is safe -- police did not find anything. The school was locked down as a precaution. A parent tells WHNT News 19 the students had just practiced a lockdown drill on Thursday.
A spokesperson for Huntsville City Schools says someone called with a non-specific threat that claimed a weapon had been taken to the school.
Parents tell WHNT News 19 the school's principal sent an email to update them on the status.
"We are currently in a lockdown situation. Police and security are on campus and addressing the situation. All students and staff are safe. I will keep you informed of our status. There will be no check-outs or phones being answered. Please allow our the police and security to handle the situation," the email said.