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All clear at Plainwell Highschool after lockdown
November 8, 2007 - 10:33AM
PLAINWELL (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – There was another scare at Plainwell High School, one day after the school closed for a security sweep.
Police found nothing Wednesday.
A 22 caliber bullet put Plainwell High School into temporary lockdown Thursday morning.
Police cars from the state, city and sheriff's department were outside the high school.
Inside classes were in temporary lockdown.
“An announcement came saying we had to stay in our first hour until they told us to leave,” said student Joan Giffels.
Before eight Thursday morning, the district says a parent found a 22 caliber bullet on the sidewalk. The bullet is no bigger than a quarter, but students in their first period classes didn't know what to think.
“They think someone's going to come in and randomly shoot or hurt someone,” said student Afton Rachut.
Their lessons continued but no one could leave any classrooms. Not until the state police brought in their dogs that are able to detect gunpowder.
Their search turned up nothing.
“We have searched every locker in the building and all the areas and we are perfectly safe and secure,” said Superintendent Susan Wakefield.
A few hours later the normal schedule resumed. It was a relief to students, experiencing their second security scare in as many days.
“We were all like thank the lord, o my god, it was so scary,” said one student.
The district sent a letter home Thursday with all high school students notifying their parents of what happened.
Several parents have told us in prior emergencies, they've never heard from the district.
Wow...just...wow. I am in total amazement of this hyper-overreaction...wow!!!