UPDATE: GIPD release cause of school lockdowns

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - UPDATE: 12-06-17
Grand Island Police sent out a tweet Wednesday morning identifying the reason behind lockdowns at Grand Island Senior High and Grand Island Northwest High School on Tuesday afternoon.

GIPD said the lockdowns were caused by two 16-year-old female students from both schools sending messages relating to a possible school shooting.

Investigation found no weapons or active plans. According to police, charges are pending.
Grand Island Police have confirmed to Local4 News that both Grand Island Senior High School and Northwest High School went on lockdown for a full hour Tuesday afternoon, but the threat has since been neutralized.

Capt. Jim Duering with GIPD said the lockdown began around 12:45 p.m. and was lifted one hour later around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities said the people in question are in contact with police, and there is no longer an active threat to either school.

GIPD could not confirm the nature of the threat at this time, as the police investigation into the incident is still ongoing.