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Nevada Union goes on lockdown; determined to be false alarm

UPDATE at 10:40 a.m.

Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent Brett McFadden said it has been verified that the lockdown was a false alarm.

“All students and staff (are) safe,” McFadden wrote in a message. “We are investigating as to what caused the false alarm.”



Around 10:35 a.m., he said he expected the lockdown would end in around 10 minutes.

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Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent Brett McFadden said that, while Nevada Union High School went into lockdown Friday morning, “it appears to be a false alarm.”

“All looks OK,” said McFadden. He said it was unknown at the time what the false alarm was regarding.

He explained that some individuals are authorized to activate a “communication mode,“ which would send the campus into a lockdown, and that someone may have done so accidentally.

According to McFadden, after following safety protocol, including checking the campus perimeter, no student or adult behavior near the campus indicates a threat.

McFadden said around 10:15 a.m. that he anticipated the school would come out of lockdown within the hour.


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