School Lockdown Lifted Following Phone Threat 1-14-2011 - WNEM TV 5

School Lockdown Lifted Following Phone Threat 1-14-2011

A voicemail threat left Thursday night has forced a local school district into lockdown for a short time Friday.
Carrollton Superintendent Craig Douglas told WNEM TV5 the high school assistant principal discovered a voice message threat against the high school early Friday morning.
The message was phoned in Thursday night, Douglas said. Details of the message were not provided.
“[I] Don’t mean to get people needlessly upset, but yet, we want to err on the side of caution,” said Douglas. “It was a specific call that came to our high school, it was specifically involved a threat to one of our administrator positions. It doesn’t add up though, because it could be a caller that was upset at another school because there was some things in the call that didn’t match us.”


Douglas said there were never any threats made to any students.
According to Douglas, during the lockdown the elementary, middle and high school all had limited access into the buildings.
A school resource officer is investigating, and school officials are consulting with the school security contractor.
Douglas said the name left on the voice mail does not match any names in their school data base.
When a school is locked down, its a normal day inside the school for the students, but several exterior doors are locked and some entrances are monitored.
Douglas said a few police officers will be stationed at the high school during Friday's dismissal as a precaution.

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