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CITY OF DELAFIELD - A false "panic alarm" at Cushing Elementary School on Friday, March 17, prompted a lockdown of the school and large police response to the school.

Police received the automatic alarm at about 3:15 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the police department. Because of the unknown nature of the call, the department requested assistance from officers from the villages of Summit, Chenequa, Oconomowoc Lake and Hartland, and Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.

An initial search did not identify a specific problem, according to the release. A secondary, more thorough search, also failed to locate any problems.

Police assisted school staff in evacuating students to an area to reunite with their parents.

One of the major challenges was the time of the alarm, according to the police department. Since it occurred near dismissal time, there were additional challenges isolating the school when parents had already begun arriving to pick up their children.

No one was in injured, and no one was in danger, police said. The cause of the alarm is under investigation, but it does not appear there was any criminal conduct that led to the alarm being activated, according to police.

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