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Wheeling schools lockdown was precautionary after threat

Updated: Wednesday, February 26 2014, 03:17 PM EST

NEWS9.com

WHEELING, W.Va. – Executive Director of Communications with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Bryan Minor says Wednesday afternoon’s lockdown was as a precaution after they were given information that an upset white male was headed to the downtown location of the Diocese.

Five Catholic schools were placed on lockdown: St. Michael Parish School, Our Lady of Peace, St. Vincent De Paul, Corpus Christi and Wheeling Central Catholic High School.

“We are following modified procedures and bus students will be released first, parent pick-up second and walkers and drivers are being escorted to their cars or home,” Minor said.

Parents have received several calls through the Diocese automated phone system.

A man allegedly made a threat at Wheeling Jesuit University this afternoon that he was headed downtown to the Diocese.

Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger tells NEWS9 he does not believe the students or public are in any danger.

 

Wheeling schools lockdown was precautionary after threat


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