By Dee DeQuattro, WPRO News
East Providence High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon according to several parents.
Parents say tell WPRO’s Steve Klamkin that there were reports of a gun threat. The reports have since been determined to be unfounded.
Anxious parents arrived at the school when first hearing the reports.
"A student came to us and reported a suspicious condition and we looked into it accordingly," East Providence police officer Doug Borden, the school resource officer assigned to the high school told about 100 anxious parents gathered at the schools entrance to collect their youngsters.
"We left no stone unturned, and everyone is safe and there is no reason to panic whatsoever," Borden announced.
April Medeiros, a parent, said she was told by school and police officials that a girl mistook a notebook for a gun, officials reviewed a video tape and concurred that what was thought to be a gun was a notebook.