Palo Alto high school lockdown lifted after threat deemed safe

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A lockdown at Palo Alto High School has been lifted after a threat called into police on Thursday afternoon was deemed safe.

Police wrote on Twitter at 12:49 p.m. about the threat directed at the school at 50 Embarcadero Road. At about 2 p.m., police tweeted again that the phoned-in threat was likely a hoax.

During the lockdown, officials told residents to expect a "heavy police presence" in the area while officers investigated the threat.

Take a look at the Palo Alto police tweets below for a look at how the day unfolded.

Click here for a look at the latest threats made at schools here in the Bay Area and across the country.

ABC7 News contributed to this report.
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