Laurel High School spent part of Thursday morning on lockdown after Laurel police were called to the school when a female student reported that she was threatened by another girl with a handgun.
Laurel police arrived around 7:45 a.m., said city of Laurel spokeswoman Carreen Koubek, and the school went on lockdown as part of standard procedures.
Koubek said police searched the school grounds but were unable to find anything to confirm the threat.
She said the lockdown was lifted around 8:45 a.m. after police had cleared the scene.
Christine Wenchel, secretary to Principal Dwayne Jones, declined to comment. Other school officials were unable to provide immediate comment.
Koubek said she did not know whether the female studentís threat claim was determined to be erroneous.