BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – Belen High School was on lockdown status Friday as police investigated a threat. Officials put the school on lockdown at the end of the school day.

Belen police reported a text message was airdropped to students threatening to shoot up the school. They said the sender had to be within 40 feet of the students who got the message.


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Present students were investigated and searched. No weapons were found. Afterward, the school was evacuated. Police said they don’t think the threat was credible.

Authorities are still looking into the matter, and they are working to identify who sent the messages. If anyone has any information about the incident, they can call 505-966-2681.