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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Bomb threat forces SHS lockdown

  • Shawnee Police officers responded to an alleged bomb threat around 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at Shawnee High School, forcing a lockdown.


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  • Shawnee Police officers responded to an alleged bomb threat around 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at Shawnee High School, forcing a lockdown.
    Shawnee Police Chief Russell Frantz said 11 officers responded to the school after a suspicious note of a threatening nature was found in a bathroom within the high school.
    He said the police department then made contact with school officials, going through the standard emergency procedures.
    Frantz said they secured the building, then moved the students to a safe location. He said both the Shawnee Fire Department and REACT Ambulance also responded and were staged near the school.
    He said the police department is going to analyze the note and the school officials are going to take a look at it as well.
    Frantz said if they find the perpetrator, they plan on taking up the matter with the district attorney’s office.
    “We take this matter very seriously, this affects students and teachers and disrupts the learning process,” Frantz said.
    He noted this situation ties up police resources, fire department and ambulance resources.
    Frantz stated also the school officials did an excellent job following emergency procedures.
    Watch for updates.
     

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