The superintendent of schools in Lewiston says a lockdown that began at about 9:30 a.m. Monday at Lewiston High School is over.
On Twitter, Bill Webster says the school has been given the “all clear” and returned to normal operations after about an hour of being locked down. He says the district put the school in lockdown on police advice, and that it was just a precaution.
“We’re in times when we’ve got to take every conceivable situation seriously, even though in the past this might not even have raised a red flag,” Webster says.
He says the police got in touch because of their suspicions about statements someone was overheard making in public against the school. He says some other schools in the district were also in a “softer” lockdown.