UPDATE: Deputies locate man at center of school lockdown, say there was no threat
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UPDATE 11:25 a.m.
The following is a news release from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.
At approximately 10 a.m. Friday morning, Bonneville County Sheriff deputies responded to the area of Ammon Rd. and Woodside Dr. to a report of a suspicious male walking on the side of the road. It was reported the male was possibly wearing what looked like a holstered handgun.
Because of the proximity of schools in the area of this call, Bonneville School District 93 and sheriff deputies stationed inside the schools were notified resulting in a lockdown as a precaution. Schools affected by the lockdown were Bonneville High School, Technical Careers High School, Bonneville Online High school, Rocky Mountain Middle School, Summit Hills Elementary and Discovery Elementary School.
Deputies in the area were able to locate the male subject in question and found no threat or criminal activity had taken place. The lockdown on the schools was lifted at approximately 10:45 a.m. and schools resumed their normal activities.
The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the patience of students and parents while this event was investigated. The lockdown process and safety protocols of School Dist. 93 are in place for these types of situations and emergencies, and we appreciate the public being aware and reporting suspicious activity. This enables the Sheriff’s Office and School District to react quickly and efficiently to keep our schools safe.
The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has a long and productive working relationship with District 93 and we strive to improve upon safety protocols and issues throughout the school year. We always encourage the public to report suspicious activity when it happens to dispatch or through Crime Stoppers at 208-522-1983 or online www.ifcrime.org.
UPDATE 10:50 a.m.
A lockdown for four Bonneville Joint School District 93 schools is over and business has resumed as normal.
EastIdahoNews.com will be posting more information as we receive it.
BONNEVILLE COUNTY — Four Bonneville Joint School District 93 schools are on lockdown after police received a report of a man walking near Bonneville High School with a possible weapon.
The high school, along with Technical Careers High School, Summit Hills Elementary and Rocky Mountain Middle School, are all on lockdown while law enforcement investigate the report.
“The male was in the area, not on school grounds, and the report indicates he appeared to have a weapon on him,” Bonneville County Sheriff Spokesman Bryan Lovell tells EastIdahoNews.com. “We haven’t found that person but we’re checking the surrounding areas as a safety precaution.”
Multiple deputies are in the area but Lovell says parents do not need to panic.
Stay with EastIdahoNews.com for updates.