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(UPDATE) Decatur High goes on brief lockdown

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(UPDATE) Decatur High goes on brief lockdown

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The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt


School officials put Decatur High on a brief lock down on Friday, Feb. 8.

A school spokesperson said the lock down was quickly lifted. A message sent to parents said police decided to lock down the school due to a fight between two adults that occurred across the street from Decatur High.

The lockdown lasted about 5 minutes, the message said.

According to the Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross, “On Friday, February 8, 2019 at approximately 2:51 p.m., Decatur Police responded to the area of Electric Avenue and Robin Street in reference to a physical fight between two males. One of the males left and quickly returned armed with a knife and briefly chased the other male around the parking lot behind the buildings in the 1400 block of Commerce Drive and then fled the area. The two males are acquainted. Officers are working to confirm the identity of the male that fled and will be seeking arrest warrants.”

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Decatur Police made the decision to put Decatur High on lock down. School officials made this decision. 

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