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(KSL News) Salem Elementary School went into a partial lockdown after someone called in a threat to the Salem City Post Office.
The caller told Post Office employees there would be a shooting at the school today. Employees passed the information on to police, who worked with the school to contact parents.
Darren Cooper, concerned parent: "It's pretty scary. I mean usually they turn out to be hoaxes, but you can never be too careful."
District officials say about half of the students went home with their parents, but they will continue holding classes as usual.
The caller did not mention a specific school in his threat, but officials decided to focus on the Salem area.