Schools in Juab School District placed in lockdown for a time Monday
NEPHI, Utah — Schools in the Juab School District were on lockdown for a time Monday.
Juab School District Superintendent Dr. Kodey Hughes says the district was notified by the Juab County Sheriff’s Office and the Nephi Police Department of a possible threat on a school building. Hughes says they were later made aware that the threat was made in Sanpete County. Hughes also says there was a conflicting report that the threat may have been made in the Payson area.
“Our school district is in between both of those areas,” Hughes said to KSL NewsRadio. “So, we felt it appropriate to put all of buildings in a lock-in-place.”
Hughes says school went on as usual in the district. He says no one was allowed to leave the buildings during the lockdown, and no one was allowed in.
While no threats were carried out, Hughes says a suspect was taken into custody in the Sanpete County area just before 3 p.m. Once the suspect was taken into custody, Hughes says the lockdown was lifted.
“It was strictly preventative,” Hughes said.
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