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Abundance of Caution Leads to Several Area School Lockdowns

With school safety on the top of everyone’s minds following the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas earlier this week, officials at area schools are on high alert, resulting in several lockdowns recently.


Jimtown High School acted swiftly on Thursday when a gun was found in a student’s backpack. The gun turned out to be an airsoft pistol. A 15-year-old student was taken into custody for bringing it into school and allegedly making threatening comments. He is now facing a felony charge of Intimidation.


In Cassopolis, Michigan a hunter had his firearms confiscated when he a little too close to a local high school. A man who claimed to be hunting in a nearby field was sitting in his truck with two rifles, a handgun, and a pellet gun. He told authorities that he didn’t know the road he was parked on was school property. Nonetheless, according to reports, police confiscated his firearms along with his legal concealed carry license.


And in Mishawaka, John Young Middle School was put on lockdown for a few minutes Friday afternoon. The cause was a couple of suspicious looking people in the area. Police detained and searched the individuals, but found no threat.

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