Lincoln High On Brief Lockdown; Student In Custody

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Lincoln High School was on lockdown from 8:32 a.m. to 8:48 a.m. Thursday after a student made undisclosed threats on campus, Superintendent Clay Hendrix said.

Hendrix said school officials phoned police after the threats were made. Police immediately arrived and took the student into custody, Hendrix said. The student did not have any weapons, he said.

Hendrix did not disclose the student’s name or age.

After the student was taken into custody, normal activities resumed at the school, Hendrix said.

The superintendent said the school conducted a football pep rally and parade Thursday morning after the lockdown. The Lincoln Wolves host the Pea Ridge Blackhawks Friday at 7 p.m., he said.

Hendrix, who has a child in 8th grade at the school, said the lockdown went into effect to keep students in the classrooms with doors and windows secured until the potential threat no longer existed.

The high school, which includes grades 8-12, has 510 students, Hendrix said.The school day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.

The middle and elementary schools were not placed on lockdown, he said.

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