Threat Leads to School Lockdown

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Schools in New Town were locked down today following a threat against the school, called in to a suicide hotline.

Superintendent Marc Bluestone says the elementary and high school buildings were first put into “shelter in place” when he was notified of the threat.

Then, police called to say the threatening call had come from a classroom in the building that houses junior and senior high students and the lockdown was ordered.

Bluestone says police were able to pinpoint the exact phone where the call originated.

He says the school resource officer went to the classroom and took into custody the junior high student who owns the phone and school was back to normal.

Bluestone thanked law enforcement for their help and says New Town will go ahead with normal activities today, including its homecoming football game.

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