Update posted at 9:48 a.m.:
The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department reports that East Central High School and Sunman-Dearborn Middle School are no longer on lockdown after a situation in the middle school parking lot Thursday morning.
According to public information officer Deputy David Funch, a deputy was called to the parking lot at about 8:25 when a student was reported to be making threats outside the school. Funch said deputies on scene described the situation as being spurred by a medical condition the student suffers from.
Deputies transported the student to Community Mental Health Center for evaluation.
“It wasn’t a serious situation, but we are better safe than sorry with these sort of things,” said Funch.
Parents of students at the schools were contacted by the school district’s automated message system informing them of the lockdown. The lockdown lasted approximately 20 minutes according to the district office.
Original story posted at 9:29 a.m.
(West Harrison, Ind.) – East Central High School and Sunman-Dearborn Middle School were placed on lockdown Thursday morning.
Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department public information officer Deputy David Funch said a student was making threats in parking lot. That student is now in custody by deputies on the scene.
Several parents have called to tell Eagle 99.3 that they received automated messages this morning informing them that the high school and middle school had been placed on lockdown.
Eagle 99.3 will report more information as it becomes available.