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Betz Elementary in Cheney was evacuated Tuesday afternoon following a bomb threat. 

The Chief of Police in Cheney told KHQ a woman called them at around 1:00pm and said she was in her car in the parking lot of the school and had a bomb. The school was placed into lockdown and students were moved to the high school gym as a precaution. 

Cheney Police searched the entire school and every car in the parking lot, but never found a bomb or even a suspicious person and the scene was cleared. 

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