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Police put Ennis Schools on lockdown Tuesday morning after authorities received a threat by phone, but it was lifted a few hours later and students were safe.

The lockdown was ordered after the Madison County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received the threat at 9:05 a.m., Ennis Police said in a news release. Police Chief John Moore said later Tuesday that the threat involved a potential firearm but no arrests were made in the incident.

Earlier Tuesday, Ennis Schools notified parents by the school’s notification system of the lockdown.

“The students were safe in the school with no threat coming from inside the school and we appreciate the parents’ trust in the school and local Law Enforcement to keep their loved ones safe,” the release said.

Local authorities asked for help in finding the owner of a specific cell phone regarding the incident. They located the phone and its owner later in the day but no arrests were made, Moore said.

After the lockdown was lifted, Ennis Schools returned to a normal routines.

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