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BigRapidsDailyNews : Breaking News

Evart Public Schools put on lockdown Thursday due to threat

It was a scary time for parents and students at Evart High School Thursday as the school district went into lockdown due to a threat at the high school.


Evart High School Principal Jessica Kolenda said in a press release, the district went into lockdown because of a threat of a weapon. In her statement, Kolenda said after being notified of the threat, law enforcement was called. Officers were then able to track the student's movements using security cameras and conduct systematic searches of the building to ensure that the building was safe.


Kolenda then thanked everyone who assisted with the investigation and went on to say in her statement that EPS take these threats very seriously and wants to assure everyone that their first priority in an emergency situation is to ensure that the students are safe and secure end quote.


To read the statement by EHS Principal Kolenda scroll down: