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Published May 08, 2012, 06:30 PM

Fargo's Aggasiz school goes in lockdown mode

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Tense moments inside Fargo's Aggasiz school. A bomb threat, and reports of a possible gunman inside, were phoned into Fargo Schools. It forced a lockdown of that building.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Tense moments inside Fargo's Aggasiz school. A bomb threat, and reports of a possible gunman inside, were phoned into Fargo Schools. It forced a lockdown of that building.

The good news. Traffic tie ups turned out to be the only real concern. But for a few moments, some very big issues for law enforcement.

No one was injured. And no arrests have been made. And the Agassiz building was cleared by mid- afternoon. No bombs or gunman were found.

Fargo Police blocked off a wide area around Agassiz-----Forcing traffic on south University to detour.

Close to 80-students inside the Agassiz building were kept in classrooms until the bomb and gun threat was cleared. Most of them were enrolled in E-S-L and the alternative high school.

Rick Buresh, Fargo School Supt. says, "I think that's just standard protocol in a situation like this - not knowing excactly what we're dealing with. we have to err on the side of caution (and keep the kids in the school) keep the kids in the school, initially it was thought there might be an active shooter so the protocol is to keep the kids secured in the classrooms once it wasn't determined there wasn't a threat inside the building it was decided to evacuate."

Because of so many unknowns, other Fargo School buildings also went into lockdown briefly. Those students evacuated from Agassiz here, were re-united with family after being bused to Fargo South. All activities at Agassiz are canceled for tonight.

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