MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- East Mooresville Intermediate School was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon, according to a school official.
Authorities and school officials lifted the lockdown around 1:30 p.m.
Around 1:10 p.m., Mooresville school officials notified parents of a lockdown on the campus due to an individual in the area that could pose a threat to himself or others.
In the correspondence from the school, officials said the individual was not on school property.
Wednesday is an early-release day for the students, but with the lockdown, the East Mooresville Intermediate campus has not yet been released. All other campuses dismissed students at 1 p.m.
The lockdown was a precaution for the safety of the students, school officials said.
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