Upstate Elementary School Off Lockdown

After suspicious package was found

Patrick Gentry
October 15, 2018 - 12:18 pm
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A suspicious box was found in the parking lot at Alexander Elementary this morning.

Administrators immediately called law enforcement and placed the school on partial lockdown. The Sheriff’s Office Hazardous Devices Team, firefighters and EMS responded as a precaution.

Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office x-rayed the box and found that it contained toner cartridges for a printer or copier.

During the investigation students and staff were kept indoors and the classrooms closest to where the package was located were moved to a different part of the building.

The lockdown was lifted at 11:30.

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