*Update from Union R-XI School District*

Update #2:

All students and staff are safe. Thank you again for your help to ensure student and staff safety.

At this time, all schools in our district have been placed on lockout. This means all exterior doors are locked (which is normal operating procedure) and we are restricting entry/exit access as a precaution.

After speaking with our school resource officers, Union PD, and county police, we will handle dismissal as usual in all of our schools. Each school location will have an increased police presence during dismissal, so we appreciate your patience as there may be a few delays.

Also, all parent teacher conferences and evening sporting events will go on as planned. Once again, there will be an increased police presence both in our schools and patrolling adjacent streets.

Please know, the safety and well-being of our students and staff are a top priority and we appreciate how all of our students, staff, school resource officers, and first responders handled the situation today.

Previous:

Union public schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after an anonymous caller threatened a school shooting.

According to Union police, the threat was made by phone to one school in the district. Police did not give details about the call.

Later in the afternoon

Union police stated on its Facebook page that “all students and staff are safe.”

Union officers, state troopers and Franklin County deputies responded at Union High School where they were searching vehicles.

According to police, the threat prompted the immediate lockdown of every school in the district.

Schools in neighboring districts in Franklin County also placed schools on lockout as a precaution.

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