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Concord Police Department Deputy Chief Allen Overcash says the lockdown came about because of an "interaction" with a student. Overcash says there was no violence, and no one was arrested. He said additional officers went to the school, and the lockdown was a precaution.

Boone says the lockdown went into effect around 12:15 p.m. and was lifted at about 1:30 p.m.
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