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Monday, October 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rogers High School locked down for picture of gun; no threat determined

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

A 39-year-old man who previously attacked Spokane police officers with bear mace will spend a decade in prison after pleading guilty to an assault in October that left another man with brain damage. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
A 39-year-old man who previously attacked Spokane police officers with bear mace will spend a decade in prison after pleading guilty to an assault in October that left another man with brain damage. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Rogers High School went into a brief lockdown Wednesday following reports of a social media post showing a student holding a gun.

At about 1:27 p.m., a student saw the post and reported it to a teacher, said Brian Coddington, spokesman for Spokane Public Schools. Police responded to the lockdown and investigated the situation for about 30 minutes.

Coddington said the post, made via Snapchat, turned out to be a picture of a student holding an airsoft gun, and no threat was made.

The student who reported it did everything right, Coddington said.

“We appreciated that quick action,” he said.

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