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UCHS Returns to Normal Operation Thursday

UCHS Returns to Normal Operation Thursday

Bill Stephens

September 22nd, 2016

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Local educators will be taking extra precautions this morning when students return to Union County High School after a rumor of a threat on Wednesday forced a lockdown at the school.

Around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to UCHS in reference to a rumor of a threat. After an extensive investigation, Deputy Michael Heady said they determined that there never was any type of threat to any of the students or faculty. As reported by WMSK News as breaking news, Sheriff Mickey Arnold said there was no active shooter and no gun had been found at the school.

Union County Public Schools Public Information Officer Malinda Beauchamp sent out three one calls to parents/guardians throughout the day Wednesday to try to calm fears and dispel rumors posted on social media.

Last night, Superintendent Patricia Sheffer sent out a one call stating the lockdown at UCHS was a precautionary measure after they received a tip from a parent Wednesday morning.

She went on to say…

Mrs. Sheffer said UCHS students will be wanded with a metal detector upon arrival at school today and added that school will operate as normal.

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