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Potential weapon led to lockdown at Olympus High School

Posted at 10:53 AM, Sep 05, 2023

HOLLADAY, Utah — A potential weapon on campus led to Olympus High School in Holladay being placed in lockdown protocols early Tuesday.

A spokesperson with the Granite School District originally said the lockdown was a precautionary measure but that school administrators detained a student of interest. The lockdown was lifted around 11:30 a.m. and the school said school was proceeding as normal.

According to an email sent to parents by Principal Jen Christensen, there was a "situation" involving two students who were detained after information indicated a weapon. A search by the Granite and Unified police failed to locate a weapon and the lockdown was lifted.

"Despite all the security measures in our school, our students continue to be the best source for information. Please encourage your students if they see something, to report it to a trusted adult, law enforcement or anonymously using the SafeUT app," wrote Christensen.

During lockdown protocols, all classroom doors are locked and the school is secured.

Students were given an alternate schedule to follow for the remainder of the day.

Several parents of students at the school reached out to FOX 13 News upset that they had not originally received any information about the lockdown.