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Mason City schools briefly placed on lockdown this afternoon


This news story was published on January 22, 2016.
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Mason City School Administration Building on South Penn Avenue

Mason City School Administration Building on South Penn Avenue

MASON CITY – Some Mason City schools were put on lockdown today, the school district says.

According to the Mason City Community School District, they received contact from the Mason City Police Department Friday notifying the district of a situation in the vicinity of the Roosevelt Elementary, Lincoln Intermediate, Operations Garage and Administrative Center Campus.

The district put their safety protocol plans into effect – locking down all these buildings at approximately 12:15 PM. The district says it worked “in constant cooperation with the Mason City Police Department” and received notification it was safe to lift the lockdown of these buildings/campus at approximately 1:15 PM.

Mason City police have not yet explained the disturbance that led to the lockdown situation.

The Mason City Community School District thanked the Mason City Police Department “in their due diligence in keeping our students’ and staff’s safety an uppermost priority and thank you to our staff, students and families cooperation when these type of incidences arise.”

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3 Responses to Mason City schools briefly placed on lockdown this afternoon

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Glad the kids were kept safe, thank you to the authorities. You never know with the world we live in what could happen.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Will we ever know the reason…