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All-clear given after reports of a 'suspicious person' prompts brief lockdown at Abraham Lincoln Middle School Friday afternoon

Officials implemented lockdown procedures after they received reports of a "suspicious person" walking along the street near the campus.
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PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A lockdown put in place at a Southeast Texas middle school was lifted Friday afternoon.

Officials at Lincoln Middle School in Port Arthur implemented lockdown procedures after they received reports of a "suspicious person" walking along the street near the campus, according to a statement from Port Arthur Independent School District. 

The lockdown was later lifted and the campus begin a "strictly controlled" dismissal of students for the end of the school day. 

District officials say everyone is safe. 

The school is located at 1023 Abe Lincoln Avenue in Port Arthur. 

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