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Possible threat prompts brief lockdown at Superior School

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SUPERIOR - The Superior School District said that "potentially threatening statements" from a student caused a temporary lockdown on Friday. 

Superior Public Schools Superintendent, Scott Kinney, said that the Mineral County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate the incident. 

Kinney tells KPAX that around the end of lunch on Friday a student was making verbal comments that were perceived as threatening. The principal then called that student's parents and arranged to meet the parents off-campus in order to remand the student into their custody. While transporting the student off-campus the principal called law enforcement, who then cleared the school. 

Kinney said that school officials did not believe that student and staff members were in any danger. 

According to Kinney, the lockdown was lifted after 1 to 2 hours upon advice from MCSO and the school was resuming their normal end-of-day procedure Friday afternoon. 

Kinney said the staff and students handled the situtaion exactly as practiced in drills. After the school day had ended the principal and staff debriefed. 

"We will update parents as soon as we can about issues impacting the school environment," Kinney said Friday. 

A Facebook post issued by Kinney Friday afternoon has since been removed. Since then, parents were notified via email and telephone messages.

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