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Area school lockdown caused by soldier carrying ceremonial rifle


The cause of a lockdown at a Killeen area elementary school, turned out to be a Fort Hood soldier walking to honor guard practice, in civilian clothes, and carrying a ceremonial rifle.

Just after 10 a.m. Thursday morning, Meadows Elementary School in Killeen, was notified of a potential external safety threat and the school went into lockdown.

The situation was investigated and the threat turned out to be a Fort Hood soldier in civilian clothes, who was carrying a ceremonial rifle.

Safety Officials determined there was no threat and the lockdown status was lifted just before noon on Thursday.

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