Threat Puts Cold Spring Schools into 'Soft' Lockdown
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Cold Spring elementary and secondary schools were in a "soft" lockdown Monday afternoon, after school officials received a threat that a person may be headed to the school with a weapon.
Superintendent Scott Staska said someone called around 2:55 p.m. stating that an individual armed with a weapon was going to one of the schools.
Staska said the "soft" lockdown lasted for roughly 20 minutes, until police notified them the threat had ended from the outside.
The "soft" lockdown involved securing outside entrances to the schools; unlike a “code red” lockdown, were if there is threat inside the school, interior doors are secured as well.
The threat apparently arose from what Staska says was a family issue.
Calls to Cold Spring Police Department have not been returned.
Staska said the lockdown involved roughly 1,700 kids and delayed the school buses for about 15 minutes.
"School staff and students responded as planned, and the procedure went well," said Staska.