School lockdown temporarily closes polling location in Donna

W.A. Todd Ninth Grade Campus in Donna

Authorities confirm that voters were briefly turned away from one polling site in Donna after a school was placed on lockdown.

It centered around an alleged weapon found at the W.A. Todd Ninth Grade Campus off North Salinas Boulevard.

The school was placed on lockdown from 7:45 until 8:08 a.m. Tuesday.

Donna ISD Superintendent Jesus Reyna said a student reported the threat but the "weapon" was later determined to be just a laser pointer.

A polling site at the school's gym had to be closed for 23 minutes.

Reyna told Action 4 News that he contacted the Hidalgo County Elections Department to alert them about the temporary closure.

The polling site is scheduled to still close at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Action 4 News put in a call to elections administrators to find out if they will stay open later because of the brief lockdown.

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