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Breckenridge School placed on lockdown

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A lockdown at a local school Thursday sends parents scurrying for answers. It all took place at Breckenridge Elementary and Middle school Thursday morning. Little information was released about the situation and that's left parents worried sick.


For parent, Sara Roberts, the time to pick her students up from school couldn't come soon enough.

"You don't know what's going on," says Roberts.

She says around noon, she received a call from the school.

" I got a call that they were on lockdown for 30 minutes," says Roberts.

That's when Roberts thought the worst.

"It's scary. You want to take your kids out of school," says Roberts.

Same goes for parent, Beth Monday.

"I was scared. Your heart drops to your knees," says Monday.

But little did the parents know that the lockdown was called because of a medical issue and no child was ever in any danger.

"A medical emergency occurred in the office. To make sure emergency crews could respond and halls were clear we called a lockdown," says Diane Cordes, Breckenridge Schools Superintendent.

Superintendent Cordes says the message could have been a little more clear.

"Anytime a student goes home talking about a lockdown, parents may worry, so that's why we called to let them know," says Cordes.

For Roberts, she's happy she now has her kids safe and sound and hopes next time the school will do things a little differently.

"If the situation takes place again say, 'lockdown is medical and kids are safe,' That's all that matters," says Roberts.

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