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Lockdown at Taylorsville schools lifted; all students safe

Posted at 10:19 AM, May 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-06 12:57:18-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Unified Police placed four Taylorsville-area schools on lockdown Monday morning after receiving a report of a suicidal man in the area.

The schools affected were Bennion Jr. High, Bennion Elementary, Westbrook Elementary and Calvin S. Smith Elementary.

No students have been harmed and there is not a direct threat to students, the Granite School District said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

The lockdown was lifted shortly before 11 a.m., dispatchers said.

Read the entire statement from the Granite School District:

PATRON ALERT: Unified Police have placed 3 Taylorsville area schools on lockdown due to an UNSUBSTANTIATED AND UNSPECIFIED THREAT in the surrounding area. The schools are Bennion Junior, Bennion Elementary and Calvin Smith.

There is not any direct threat to students and the lockdown protocol is precautionary in nature to ensure student safety. The schools have been secured while both Unified Police and Granite PD work to investigate the alleged threat. No students have been harmed and the lockdown protocol will continue until the situation has been resolved.

We would ask parents to remain off campus as schools are in lockdown while police investigate the allegation in the surrounding neighborhoods. ONCE AGAIN, STUDENTS HAVE NOT BEEN THREATENED OR HARMED and the lockdown protocol is precautionary in nature.

We are alerting parents via our phone system ASAP and will update additional information as it becomes available to us.