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School briefly placed on lockdown after photo of gun, threat circulates on social media

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(SCCPSS photo; WTGS FOX 28 background)

A Savannah school was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday after a photo of a gun and a threat circulated on social media.

According to Sheila Blanco with Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, Woodville Tompkins School was on lockdown Thursday morning after staff was informed of a photo being sent around.

That photo contained a hand holding a weapon and the statement, "Don't come to school tomorrow."

School officials say they put the school on lockdown for a short time while they investigated the situation.

They say they spoke to all students involved, and they determined that the picture sent out was of a BB gun.

They also determined that the threat was sent out Tuesday evening. No weapon was found on campus.

According to Blanco, discipline for the student who sent the picture is being handled administratively.