An unspecified threat prompted a lockdown at LA Academy Middle School in South Los Angeles Tuesday that lasted more than one hour.

The Los Angeles School Police Department announced just before 2:45 p.m. that the school had been placed on lockdown and officers from the LASPD and Los Angeles Police Department were on the scene “assessing the situation.”

The LAPD confirmed that the school was locked down after the department received a call regarding a threat against the school just before 1:30 p.m.

Students were released from the school to their parents in the area of Avalon Boulevard and East 56th Street as authorities searched the school, and the lockdown was lifted just before 4 p.m., according to the LASPD.

The LASPD was investigating the threat made against the school, and the LAPD was assisting in the investigation. No additional details were immediately available.

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