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Emily Welker, Published March 06 2013

Freedom Elementary locked down after threat

WEST FARGO – Freedom Elementary School here was locked down for nearly two hours, a school district spokeswoman said.

All students who take the bus were sent home by about 3:30 p.m., except for a group of fourth-graders who had been on a field trip, spokeswoman Heather Konschak said. Those students, and all students who walk home, were calling for rides and had to be picked up, she said in a news release.

District officials said a threatening phone call to the school office at 1:45 p.m. sent the elementary into lockdown mode, and police responded to investigate and help students get home.

Students who ride the bus were escorted onto buses by police, Konschak said.