Lockdown lifted at Cheviot Elementary after bomb scare

Lockdown lifted at Cheviot Elementary after bomb scare

CHEVIOT, OH (FOX 19) - Cheviot Elementary School was briefly placed on lockdown Friday morning while authorities investigated a report of a suspicious package nearby.

The precautionary lockdown was lifted at 8:40 a.m., school officials said.

Earlier, crews and the bomb squad were called to the area outside PNC Bank on Bridgetown Road.

Someone reported seeing a suspicious item at 8:08 a.m.

Initial dispatches indicated it appeared to be a 5-gallon bucket possibly containing cleaner fluid.

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