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Teen charged with making threat that locked down Bennett High

A 16-year-old has been charged with making a terroristic threat that led authorities to institute a lockdown Thursday afternoon at Bennett High School.

The teen faces a felony charge after authorities believe he made a phone call to the Middle Early College Office at the campus at around noon, according to a police report.

"This is a terroristic threat," the caller stated, according to the report. "I'm in your school."

He was taken into custody at an apartment in the Frederick Douglas Towers at Clinton Street and Jefferson Avenue, according to the report.

Police conducted a sweep of the school and the scene was deemed safe, a school spokeswoman said.

The spokeswoman on Friday declined to say whether the teen was a student at Bennett, referring questions about the matter to police.

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