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Harmony Science Academy placed on precautionary lockdown

A spokesperson for OPD said they were investigating some "concerning comments" made relating to the school.
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ODESSA, Texas — Harmony Science Academy in Odessa has been placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

Odessa Police are at the scene.

A spokesperson for the department said they were investigating some "concerning comments" made relating to the school.

The school reportedly decided to voluntarily lockdown as a precaution.

Harmony released the following statement concerning the situation just after 2:30 p.m.:

At approximately noon Wednesday, May 25, 2022, an employee of a nearby business notified the campus security officer of Harmony Science Academy-Odessa of some potentially concerning comments made by a customer regarding the school.

While the customer's comments did not constitute a specific threat, the security officer determined it was necessary to enact campus security protocols as a precaution. Local law enforcement was contacted and the campus was placed on temporary Secure status.

At this time, Odessa Police has concluded its investigation and determined that there is no credible threat to the campus. The Secure status has been lifted for our campus, though OPD officers remain on campus as a precautionary measure

All of our students and team members are currently safe, and students' families have been notified.

No other comment is available at this time. 

NewsWest 9 will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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