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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Classes back to normal in Tecumseh following lockdown

  • Classes were back to normal in Tecumseh Thursday, one day after a lockdown affected all five schools in the district.
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    Classes were back to normal in Tecumseh Thursday, one day after a lockdown affected all five schools in the district.
     
     
     
    Two middle school students reportedly talking at a bus stop about bringing a gun to school prompted that lockdown as police investigated the threats and searched for those two eighth graders.
     
     
     
    While it was later determined the threat wasn’t credible and it was a toy gun the students were allegedly playing with at the bus stop, police said the lockdown occurred for the safety of all students in the district.
     
     
     
    And while Assistant Tecumseh Police Chief J.R. Kidney said one of the boys told police they were “just spouting off” and meant no serious harm, “We have to take these threats seriously.”
     
     
     
    Tecumseh police turned the case over to juvenile services, he said.
     
     
     
    Tecumseh Superintendent Tom Wilsie, who said police recommended the lockdown, said he’s appreciative for all of the work done by law enforcement in communicating and working with the schools to make “students and parents feel safer.”
     
     
     
     
     

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