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Local resident arrested after he made false claim on social media that there was a person armed with firearm at Davenport Central High School

Davenport, IOWA – According to the Davenport Police Department, his name is Leon Lequan Simpson and he was arrested on Friday.

Officials said the 20-year-old man faces one count of first-degree harassment.

This incident occurred right after 11 a.m. Friday.

Davenport Police Department officials said the Davenport Central High School was placed on a lockdown to investigate a threat directed at the school that was posted on Facebook.

School resource officers determined there was no immediate threat to students and staff and the lockdown was lifted after 10 minutes.

According to reports, the 20-year-old suspect reportedly said in a Facebook message that a person armed with an AR-15 rifle was in a bathroom at the school.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.

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