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The Artesia Police Department and Artesia Public Schools are assuring the public Artesia High School students were not in danger today as a result of a statement of a suspicious nature made through social media.

The APD said via a statement made late this morning that both they and Artesia Public Schools officials believe “that no threat of injury exists connected with this incident.”

Dr. Crit Caton, APS superintendent, confirmed no students were in danger as a result of the isolated statement, which was made via text message from one student to another and was unfounded.

“We have dealt with that student, and there is no need to be alarmed or worried about your child’s safety,” Caton said.

The APD confirmed no schools were placed on lockdown as a result of the statements, and no injuries had occurred.

“The case is considered closed at our level,” said APD Cmdr. Lindell Smith.