Olympus High put under brief lockdown, administrators say it was precautionary
Sep 5, 2023, 11:55 AM | Updated: 5:56 pm
(Scott G Winterton/Deseret News)
HOLLADAY, Utah — Olympus High School was placed under lockdown Tuesday morning following what the Granite School District called “suspicious circumstance.” The district said there was no direct threat to the school and lifted the lockdown late Tuesday morning.
The GSD issued a statement that said the lockdown was precautionary. The lockdown was prompted by “suspicious circumstances between students,” according to that same statement.
The district said two students were questioned and were released. Additionally, the district said backpacks were searched for a weapon. However, the district wouldn’t say what kind of weapon, they were looking for.
Ultimately, no weapon was found.
Ben Horsley, spokesman for the Granite School District, told KSL that the lockdown came just before the end of a class period. There were some students outside of the school, who were returning from seminary, but were unable to enter the school.
He says seminary is its own entity and has its own intercom system.
Horsley says there was a staff member at the door telling those students they were in a lockdown and were unable to let them into the building.
Olympus High students continued on with their day but on an alternative schedule.
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