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Pasco Middle School Lockdown

PASCO, Wash. - A Pasco middle school went into lockdown twice on Monday.

School officials said there were two written threats against students and staff at McLoughlin Middle School.  The two threats were found hours apart. 

There were also written threats found last Wednesday and Friday.

School Administration said the threats found on Monday stated that there was a bomb in the school and the other threatened a shooting.

Franklin County Deputies were on the scene with K-9 dogs searching lockers, talking with teachers and student.

School administration said they are working very closely with law enforcement to try and figure out who was responsible for the threats.

Pasco School Administration Director of Public Affairs Courtney Stenson said, "We do believe it's students that are making these threats that are trying to get out of the learning environment, so we are doing all we can.  Our schools are safe."

Students said that during the lockdowns they were not allowed to leave the classroom.

School will continue as normal on Tuesday and after-school activities have not been affected.

 

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