HARTFORD, Mich. — Hartford Public Schools has released a statement on the lockdown that took place this afternoon, saying it was a result of a non-specific threat found on the bathroom wall at the high school.
The decision to go into lockdown was made by high school principal Dave Janicki. Police were called to the location of both the Middle and High schools and after an investigation, it was deemed no credible threat was present that jeopardized students, staff or property, therefore lifting the threat at approximately 12:30 p.m.
The school indicated that the Hartford Police Department will continue to investigate the threat. The context of the threat is currently unknown.
The full statement made by the school can be found below:
UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m., the lockdown at both the High and Middle Schools have been lifted. The district is reporting that all students and staff are safe.
Both Hartford High School and Middle School are currently in lockdown, according to a release from the school.
The district said in the statement that they are working with local authorities to ensure the safety of all students and staff. The statement also reads that the situation is being handled and details will follow shortly. The district is also requesting that concerned individuals not call or come to the school at this time.