Thursday, February 7, 2019



Monticello schools locked down after threatening video

MONTICELLO – The Robert J. Kaiser Middle School and connecting high school campus in the Monticello school district were placed in lockdown mode on Wednesday after a member of the community made verbal threats against the district in a video clip.

Monticello Police were notified and after reviewing the video, the district administration extended the lockdown to all Monticello schools out of an abundance of caution.

During a lockdown, the perimeter of the building is secured and no one is allowed to enter.  Buses, which were en route to the elementary schools needed to be diverted to an off-site area to await further direction.

Following investigation, police told the district the lockdown could be lifted.

“Student safety is always our number one priority,” said Schools Superintendent Tammy Mangus. “We are fortunate to have had the help and support of the MPD, our internal staff and the staff at the off-site location who helped navigate us through this incident with professionalism and care.”

A second incident that occurred at the high school on Wednesday involved a flight between two students. An informed source said a family school security officer who attempted to break it up was cut by a broken bottle or glass. Mangus has not provided any information on that incident as of Wednesday evening.


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