Meadows Elementary School was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning, according to the Killeen Independent School District.

A statement released by the district said the school was locked down around 10 a.m. after being “notified of a potential external safety threat.”

The lockdown was lifted after safety officials concluded there was no threat to public safety, officials said.

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