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Associated Press, Published November 18 2011

Wahpeton schools improving crisis management plan after recent lockdown

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — School officials in Wahpeton are working to improve their crisis management plan after a recent lockdown at the high school that went awry.

Superintendent Rick Jacobson says officials will meet with law enforcement officers and others to develop a new plan for use in each of the district's schools.

Wahpeton police about a month ago arrested a student who allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school. The student was not armed and no one was hurt. The high school was put on lockdown during the incident, but Jacobson says the student was still inside the building. He says staff also weren't properly notified about the lockdown and confusion resulted.

The school district hopes to have the crisis management plan completed by Christmas and train school officials early next year.


Information from: Wahpeton Daily News, http://www.wahpetondailynews.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.