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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX) — Granite City Police are revealing more about a scare today at Granite City High School that led some parents to pull their children out early.

Assistant Chief Jeff Connor tells KMOX’s Kevin Killeen it all stemmed from a conversation between two teen brothers.

“One brother was telling the other brother that he knows how to get a gun.”

Connor says that incident happened ten days ago, and the gun was a pellet gun. “Nothing was ever mentioned in a threatening matter to anybody, including to schools.”

In light of last Friday’s school tragedy in Connecticut, the Granite City School District alerted parents and told them they could come and take their children home from any Granite City school if they wanted. Many parents did.

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GRANITE CITY (KMOX) - The Granite City School District is dismissing students early after concerns about possible trouble at the Granite City High School.

No one’s been hurt, but Director of Elementary Education for the Granite City School District. Nancy LeVault says they were worried.

“This morning we received a tip from a parent that a situation that occurred over the weekend might carry into the school,” LeVault explained.

“We immediately began the investigation and contacted Granite City Police Department. We secured the Granite City High School but all students are safe and we have now learned that the student who was involved in the tip was not at school.”

LeVault says Granite City Police have concluded there is no danger. Normal class work has resumed. Earlier the district had alerted parents and told them they could come and take their children home from any Granite City school if they wanted.

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