Threat causes brief lockouts at 6 Ogden schools

Friday , March 09, 2018 - 2:14 PM5 comments

Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to show the schools were on lock out, not on lockdown. 

OGDEN — A handful of Ogden schools were on lockout Friday after a threat was reported in the area. 

According to a series of tweets from the Ogden School District, police responded to a threat in the “northeast area of Ogden,” which set off lockouts at Highland Junior High, Bonneville Elementary, Ben Lomond High, Horace Mann Elementary, Gramercy Elementary and Mound Fort Junior High. 

The lockouts were lifted about 1:30 p.m. Friday after police resolved the threat, one tweet said.

School district spokesperson Jer Bates said the lockouts lasted around 30 minutes. 

A tweet from the Ogden Police Department said police were investigating a report of a suicidal person in the area of 8th Street and Porter Avenue and locked out the six schools as a precaution. 

The lockouts were lifted after “nothing substantiated” from the threat. 

Bates said the lockout did not impact the scheduled release times from the schools. 

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