Several hours after district officials called a lockdown at Clear Lake High School, the temporary precaution ended when Pasadena police detained two men in connection to the incident, officials said.

Officials placed the school on precautionary lockdown Monday morning after a student reported her former boyfriend had threatened her and might be on campus, officials said.

Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with Harris County law enforcement officers, checked the campus to ensure students were safe and reported there was no threat, officials said.

Shortly after district officials announced the lockdown, Pasadena police detained the former boyfriend and another man at a residence in that city just north of the Galveston County line, officials said.

Names and other details about the two detained were not available. It was unknown Monday afternoon whether either had been charged in connection with a threat against a Clear Lake student.

By about 10:45 a.m. Monday, district officials announced the lockdown had ended and that the school would continue normally for the rest of the day.

Students and staff at several local school districts have experienced scares in the past three weeks after a school shooting Feb. 14 in Parkland, Fla., that ended with 17 people dead.

A 16-year-old Ball High School student was arrested Friday and charged with making a terroristic threat against the school in a social media post.

On Wednesday, Santa Fe High School was put on lockdown after a loud popping sound near the school triggered fears of a shooting.

On Feb. 23, a social media rumor that spread in Galveston about a threat made against Ball High School led to more than a quarter of students staying home from school, officials said.

On Feb. 20, a Hitchcock High School student was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat, after he allegedly got up in front of the class and said he would create a “Florida situation,” at the school, police said.

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