Police in Tuscaloosa responded to an ultimately unfounded threat at Westlawn Middle School Monday morning -- the third time in six days officers have been dispatched to a city school.

In a post to Facebook Monday morning, the department said they received a call reporting an active threat at Westlawn Middle School on Tuscaloosa's Martin Luther King Boulevard.

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Officers responded to the school in force but found the threat was unfounded.

The response follows Tuesday lockdowns at Eastwood Middle School and nearby Paul W. Bryant High School after a student phoned in a threat as a "prank," and another lockdown at PWBHS Friday that school officials now believe could have been an attempt to lure a student into sexual victimization. 

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