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Update: Lockdown lifted at Bench Elementary in Billings

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 14:26:31-05

Update 12:20 p.m.

Billings school officials said the lockdown at Bench Elementary has been lifted.

"Everyone is safe and there were no threats in the building," officials said in a Facebook post. "Normal school operations have resumed."

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BILLINGS - Billings Public School officials announced Wednesday morning that Bench Elementary had been placed on lockdown.

In a Facebook post, school officials said the lockdown was a precautionary measure "due to a disruption in a nearby neighborhood."

The school was working with the Billings Police Department, the post states, and all staff and students were safe in the building.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.