Another graffiti message threatening a school shooting led the Morton County Sheriff's Office to cite a 13-year-old student for terrorizing.

Morton County reported that New Salem-Almont High School immediately suspended the girl until she appears in juvenile court in connection to the alleged threats.

The school went on lockdown at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday after staff found a graffiti message on a bathroom wall that said there would be a school shooting.

Sheriff's deputies secured and searched the school, finding no weapons with no reports of shots fired or injuries. Students evacuated the school at the time.

Deputies stayed on scene throughout the afternoon for public safety as scheduled basketball games took place at the school in New Salem.

A similar graffiti message previously appeared Friday afternoon on a bathroom wall at the high school, also putting the building on lockdown as a law enforcement search commenced for weapons.

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