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Written Threat Puts Alcona Community Schools into Lockdown

Parents await their students leaving Alcona High School Thursday morning.

Alcona- Students filed out of Alcona Community Schools early on Thursday after a written threat was discovered in the middle/high school.

Administration learned of the threat around 9:30am. Superintendent Dan O’Connor and other members of the school’s administration talked over the options and ultimately decided to go into a lockdown.

“We contacted parents and made sure we got information out that we were going to dismiss around 11:00am and we were able to get the students out of the building while still  simultaneously conducting an investigation,” said Superintendent Dan O’Connor.

Little by little, each student departed the school at 11:15am. By 11:35am, most of the student body had left by  bus or a ride.  Authorities began to gather tapes from the school’s cameras. An investigation would continue on until the student responsible is caught.

“We’ll be going through various parts of the district, continuing to work through footage, including interviewing students at their homes for the rest of the day,” said O’Connor.

This isn’t the first threat in the area. Yesterday, a threat was discovered at Thunder Bay Junior High in Alpena. Authorities found the responsible student on May 3.

School will resume as normal on Friday. A heavy police presence will be on hand to ensure safety.