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Murchison Middle School, Northeast Early College High School cleared after reports of armed subjects

A spokesperson for Austin ISD said the incidents are separate.

AUSTIN, Texas — Murchison Middle School and Northeast Early College High School were placed on lockdown Friday after reports of armed subjects on both campuses.

Austin ISD Police Chief Ashley Gonzalez said both campuses have been placed on secure status. Officers were on scene at both locations.

Officials said the call for Northeast came in around 1:51 p.m. and the call for Murchison came in around 2:01 p.m. Both campuses were deemed safe and released from secure status before 2:40 p.m.

The district released the following statement Friday afternoon:

Austin ISD Police responded to two separate incidents Friday afternoon to investigate reports of a gun on campus at Murchison Middle School and Northeast Early College High School. No weapons were found after extensive searches of the campus. We appreciate the vigilance of our campus communities who heard claims of a gun on campus and quickly told police, who then investigated the incidents. Our systems worked. We remind everyone: if you see something, say something.

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