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Wheeling schools placed on lockdown

Updated: Wednesday, February 26 2014, 02:48 PM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. -- Wheeling Central Catholic High School, St. Michael Parish School and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston location on Byron Street were placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

Vincent de Paul Schmidt, with the Diocese, says the lockdown was as a precaution, but he could not say why.

Parents received a call informing them of the lockdown.

Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger said he did communicate with the Diocese, but does not believe there is any danger to students at this time.

Parents at St. Michael's have been instructed to pick their children up out front. 

Some parents at Central were also seen picking up their children. 

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Wheeling schools placed on lockdown

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