CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- In the wake of Friday's shooting in Newtown, Conn., an abundance of caution is being taken at schools around Southern New England.
Around 10:40 a.m. Monday, Cranston police conducted a weapons investigation at Cranston High School East, when one student overheard two others possibly discussing guns.
The student immediately sent a text message to a parent, who then alerted school officials.
The school administration worked quickly and sent a a letter to parents saying, "It was reported to the school administration that there was the possibility of a gun located somewhere on campus."
Cranston police said after a thorough investigation, which included K-9's, no weapons were found.
The lockers and backpacks of three 16-year-old students believed to be involved were searched, and the students were questioned by police.
All three were released to their parents.
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