Charter school placed on temporary lock down as police respond to incident

IVINS – Tuacahn High School was temporarily placed under lock down Wednesday afternoon as the Santa Clara/Ivins Police responded to a thus far undisclosed incident.

Around 3 p.m., Wednesday, the police received a request for a welfare check for a person or persons in the area near the high school, yet not at the high school itself, SC/IPD Officer Chad Holt said.

Holt was unable to comment on the nature of the incident as it is still under investigation. However, the incident was enough of a concern that police advised Tuacahn to go into a lock down. This is common procedure whenever certain police actions take place near a school.

Tuacahn is an open campus, Holt said. People can come and go. If it were a closed campus the police would have asked the school to conduct a “lockout” instead so no one could get in. Yet, due to the open campus format of the charter school, a lock down from within was conducted with individual classrooms being locked and so forth.

Calls to Tuacahn High School regarding the incident were not immediately returned.

Ed. Note: The error concerning the day the incident took place has been addressed and corrected.

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14 Comments

  • Alicia Lynne September 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

    This actually happened yesterday Wednesday, September 25th, not Thursday as the article states.

  • Justin September 26, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Thursday afternoon? Thursday at 3:00 PM? Either you have the power to see the future or I need another cup of coffee.

  • DoubleTap September 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Is it me, or did I lose some hours somewhere? The article says that this occurred on Thursday 9-26-13 at “around 3 pm”. Yet I am reading the article at exactly 9:45 AM on Thursday 9-26-13.
    Wait….let me wake up.

  • Eric September 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    How can this have happened at 3pm on Thursday, September 26th if the article was released at 930 am on Thursday, September 26th? The article was released before the incident happened?

  • Justin September 26, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Delete my comment but not fix your story? Hmmm, credible journalism.

  • Eric September 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

    OH so now you change the day to Wednesday instead of Thursday. That makes sense. It happened on Wednesday, and not on Thursday like the article first mentioned.

  • DoubleTap September 26, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Mori…what’cha smok’n?

  • ladybugavenger September 26, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Oh yes, that is better

  • Brian September 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    You’re all being pretty damn critical. MISTAKES happen…Do you really have nothing better to do, than make snide comments? I hope I’m there, the day all of you “negative Nancy’s” screw up, so I can rub your nose in it, like a dog that crapped on the living room rug. #yourenotperect 🙂

    • Alicia Lynne September 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      It’s too bad we can’t all be as “perect” as Brian. Just sayin’.

    • Scott September 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      # you’re not perect either. I thought the comments were funny. “Either you have the power to see the future or I need another cup of coffee.” That made me giggle.

  • Jenna September 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Tuacahn is a closed campus…

  • Mitchell September 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    (In regards twards Jenna) Tuacahn High School is a open campus, as the road to the school is open to the public. Mainly so tourist can come to Tuacahn Ampitheater, which shares capus with the High School

  • truthseeker September 27, 2013 at 2:11 am

    I really can’t believe the article got so many comments, but so many pointless comments bcus they didn’t understand it was an honest mistake. Obviously it didn’t happen on Thursday before you read it, so you have to make a remark? Wow… Let’s talk about somethng that matters, and that is an unnecessary reason to lock down a school and frighten the children. The fear mongering that goes on, especially at schools is going to turn the tides of laws and rights in the future. You’re already seeing in. The childrens minds are being molested with every action the schools take. An undisclosed incident is a non existent one. Wake up!

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