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Police: Threat leads to officer response, dismissal at Panther Valley HS

SUMMIT HILL, Pa. - Students at a school in Carbon County were sent home early Monday morning, due to a threat, police said. 

According to police, a student made a threat involving some type of gun at Panther Valley High School. Police said a tip led to them being called "at the last minute" and officers raced to the school. 

Police said they have the student, however, no information was immediately available about whether any weapons were found at the school or anywhere else. 

Carbon County EMA said on its Facebook page that fire police shut down the entrance because of the threat.

A 69 News crew at the scene said the students are being dismissed and that state police, as well as other agencies, are now coming in to clear the school.

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