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Shelter-in-place order lifted at two Chicopee schools

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CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

A shelter-in-place order at two Chicopee schools has been lifted following an report of a possible suspicious person.

Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk said that around 8:30 a.m. today, police received a call of a unknown man, who possibly had a weapon in a backpack, who was possibly in Chicopee.

"We had limited information on this. Only a first name and phone number," Wilk explained.

The superintendent's office and school resource officers were notified as a precaution and while the investigation was ongoing, the decision was made to pus schools on a temporary lockdown.

"When this incident was unfolding, the information we had given to the school department, at that time, we were told that all schools would be a shelter in place situation. While our officers were following up, the school department ONLY placed Lambert Lavoie and Chicopee Comp into a shelter in place situation," Wilk said.

There were no specific reports, threats, or area about this individual, police said.

The lockdowns were lifted approximately 40 minutes later.

Detectives continue their investigation and police note that there is no credible threat at this time.

"At no time did we feel there was any direct threat to any students," Wilk said

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