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UPDATED: Columbus Schools on ‘administrative hold’

September 27, 2017

Columbus Schools were on a brief lock down, which turned into an administrative hold this morning, according to Superintendent Annette Deuman.

Deuman said the district was contacted by local law enforcement and informed of a threat in the Columbus area at 9:45 a.m.

“We went into a brief lock down after we were notified of the threat and then into an administrative hold,” Deuman said. “All students remained inside their classrooms during the lock down. At no time was there any danger to students or staff.”

Deuman said the difference between a lock down and administrative hold is that during a lock down, students and teachers cannot leave their classrooms, while in an administrative hold, students and staff can leave their classrooms, but must remain in the building.

Deuman said the district sent a notification to parents at about 11 a.m. this morning.

Parents and school district staff were posting about the matter to social media prior to that.