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Middle school threatened, goes on lockdown for 30 minutes

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
March 10, 2011 at 6:05 p.m.
Updated March 9, 2011 at 9:10 p.m.


Patti Welder Magnet Middle School was placed on lockdown for 30 minutes beginning at 1:40 p.m. Thursday.

The lockdown was in response to a student on another campus who reportedly made a threat against the Patti Welder campus, according to an e-mail from Diane Boyett, the district's communication specialist.

A teacher who overheard the threat reported it to the school resource officer on that campus, who then reported it to the school resource officer at Patti Welder, according to the e-mail.

The campus at 1604 E. North St. was locked down while authorities attempted to locate the student, who had been checked out of school for an appointment, according to the e-mail.

Boyett said no students were in danger, and the lockdown was a precautionary measure.

The student was in juvenile detention custody Thursday night, Boyett said.

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