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Cholla high school on lockdown

By Taylor Higgins. CREATED Nov 19, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov 19, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Police were on scene at Cholla High School Tuesday, searching for a student.

Sgt. Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department tells KGUN 9 that a student dropped something out of his pocket Tuesday morning.

The student's teacher thought it might have been a weapon, according to Widmer.

When the teacher asked the student to empty his pockets, the student left the class.

School administrators put the school on lockdown as a precaution, Widmer said.

The lockdown was lifted and the students returned to class at 1:43 PM.

Tucson Unified School District officials set up a command center during the lockdown so that parents could speak to school safety officers about what was happening during the lockdown.