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Police: Students ‘Fine And Safe’ During Lockdown At Lone Peak High School

Oct 25, 2019, 12:50 PM | Updated: 2:11 pm

HIGHLAND, Utah – Lone Peak High School was put on lockdown Friday after police received a call that someone was near the school with a weapon, authorities said.

According to a statement from Lone Peak Police, the school was locked down due to information they received on a possible person with a gun in the vicinity of the school. Police told not to respond to the school, saying the students are “fine and safe.” Authorities began letting children out of the school at approximately 2 p.m.

Police released a statement saying those who drove to school would be allowed to leave in their vehicles. The remaining students would be bused to nearby Mt. Timpanogos temple where they could then take school buses home or be picked up by their parents.

There was a large police presence at the school early Friday afternoon after police received a call that a person with a gun was in the vicinity of the school. The building was immediately placed on lockdown, and multiple agencies responded to the scene. Officers cleared the perimeter first before going inside the building to search each room.

In a video sent to KSL TV’s Shara Park by the parents of one of the children, the students could be seen with their hands up as a law enforcement officials with rifles escorted them down the hallway.

One student told KSL TV’s Dan Rascon that the high schoolers were being patted down and led into the gym.

Another video taken by a student showed a police officer questioning students inside a classroom, asking the children, “Is this your teacher?”

“Yes,” the class responded.

The official verified that the class was OK and instructed them to stay in the room.

Alpine School District spokesperson Kimberly Bird said authorities were not able to locate a person with a weapon. After 2 p.m., groups of students could be seen leaving the building.

 

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Police: Students ‘Fine And Safe’ During Lockdown At Lone Peak High School