A "potential safety concern" prompted the brief lockout of Southridge Elementary School in Casper on Thursday.

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According to the Natrona County School District, students and staff are safe and the lockout has been lifted.

NCSD spokesperson Tanya Southerland in a written statement said there was a report of a "potential safety concern" near the campus. Law enforcement responded immediately and identified that there was no safety concern.

Normal school operations have resumed.

During a lockout, normal school operations continue taking place but no students, staff or school visitors exit or enter the building.

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