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Students dismissed early at Elyria High School following lockdown

ELYRIA, Ohio -- An investigation is under way after Elyria High School was placed on lockdown following the report of a threat.

According to Elyria Police Captain Christopher Costantino, somebody called an emergency management office secretary to call in the threat.

The school would not go into detail concerning the nature of the threat; they will only say they are taking it seriously and following procedure.

A short time after the school was placed on lockdown, Elyria High School's 1,600 students were dismissed for the remainder of the day as authorities continued to investigate.

A law enforcement official tells FOX 8's Peggy Gallek, nothing was found at the school.

When the school was placed on lockdown, Elyria City Schools posted the following information on its Facebook page:

"Elyria High School is currently in lockdown. Everyone is safe and emergency personnel are on site. Parents should not go to EHS. Parents can congregate near Mr. Hero. Again, all students are safe. More information will follow."