Police: Students Made Up Story About Armed Man On Grounds Of Marion Elementary School

UPDATED: Thursday January 17, 2013 1:13 PM

Police said that a report of an armed person on the grounds of Taft Elementary School in Marion on Thursday was false.

According to school officials, Taft was placed on lockdown at about 9:30 a.m. after a student reported seeing someone with a gun while on the playground.

School officials said that they brought students inside and locked the doors of the school, located on Robinson Avenue, as a precaution.

Police said that after interviewing the students, it was found that no one saw anyone with a gun and that the report grew from a student’s story.
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