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Lockdown lifted at Pickerington High School North

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Pickerington High School North was placed on lockdown as a precaution Thursday morning, it was lifted around 9:15 a.m.

The Fairfield County Sheriff's office said deputies swept the school in regards to a threat.

The school district said the lockdown was not related to an earlier report of a "hit list." This is what school superintendent Chris Briggs said in regards to that.

"You may have heard on social media or from your children that a student involved in an incident at PHSN earlier this week may have had a 'hit list,'" said Briggs. "We take all such concerns for student safety seriously, so when we became aware of this rumor, we immediately investigated and determined there was no such list."

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