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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