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Newaygo Schools lifts lockdown, 'secure mode' after investigating threats

MSP Sgt. Michelle Robinson said the precautions are in place because of two threats made by students this morning.

NEWAYGO, Mich — Newaygo High School, Middle School and elementary school have lifted their lockdown and secure mode. 

MSP Sgt. Michelle Robinson said the precautions were put in place because of two threats made by students Wednesday morning.

"One of the suspects was not in school today," Robinson said. "The other child who made a threatening statement while in class has been removed from the school."

Robinson said there is no active threat in the school. 

The lockdown "is simply a precaution and mechanism to help keep the area clear as public safety personnel address the incident," according to a release from the Newaygo Department of Public Safety. 

Newaygo High School & Newaygo Middle School are currently in lockdown. Newaygo Elementary is in secure mode. No...

Posted by Newaygo Public Schools on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

“Out of an abundance of caution, we had the bomb dog from the Michigan State Police sweep the middle school and high school. Nothing was discovered," Superintendent Jeff Wright said.

While the school is in Secure Mode, police say to expect the following:

  • All exterior doors are locked
  • No building entrance or exit
  • No outside activities will take place (ie: recess)
  • Classroom doors may be locked
  • Students may be held in place with no hallway or open area activities


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