Students and staff at Bermudian Springs High School in Adams County were on lockdown Thursday morning after a teacher witnessed a student walking outside and holding what appeared to be a weapon, according to district Superintendent Shane Hotchkiss.

Hotchkiss said the threat was not certain, but enough to warrant the lockdown procedures and to call police around 10:20 a.m.

"It seemed like there could be something there," Hotchkiss said.

However, the student was not carrying a weapon and was deemed to not be a threat, which Hotchkiss said ended the lockdown procedures.

The issue was resolved within 45 minutes of placing a call to police, Hotchkiss said, and parents were notified of the incident. Hotchkiss said the letter that will go home with students Thursday explaining what happened will also be posted on the district's website.

The student does attend the high school, and Hotchkiss emphasized the student was not guilty of any wrongdoing in the matter.