Lockwood school remain on soft lockdown

Posted at 7:20 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 21:20:52-04

LOCKWOOD – Despite an all clear from the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office, Lockwood schools will remain in a "soft lockdown" for the rest of the week.

School superintendent Tobin Novasio said Thursday as a security precaution – the school will also keep a substantial law enforcement presence on campus.

The action came after a series or rumors concerning a threat to the Eileen Johnson Middle School.

Yellowstone County investigators told Q2 yesterday  that threat was cleared. 

Lockwood Schools will be let out at 11:30 a.m. Friday.. and the middle school’s eighth grade promotion ceremony has been moved to 1 p.m.

Those changes allow students to leave before visitors come onto campus for the ceremony.

See also: Sheriff determines no credible threat to Lockwood schools