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April 22, 2013

Sequoyah Public Schools not on lockdown

Early morning incident at Wal-Mart led to extra security precautions

CLAREMORE — Despite rumors to the contrary, Sequoyah High School principal Steve Johnson said that schools were not on lockdown Monday morning, following an attempted robbery from a local department store.

“We were notified by the (Rogers County) Sheriff’s Department of an incident at Wal-Mart — we’ve got a very good relationship with the sheriff’s deputies, and they’re quite good at keeping us informed,” Johnson said. “We didn’t go on lock-down, but we did decide to keep our students inside (from track practice) the building, and we’re keeping a closer watch that usual on the hallways between classes, but we’ve not been on lockdown. I’d heard that rumor, too — with the extra measures we’ve taken this morning, I can understand how some might think mistakenly think what we had was a lock-down.”

Although Sequoyah administrators were informed by the sheriff’s department, the aforementioned incident more directly involved the Claremore Police Department, who apprehended the suspects involved in the attempted robbery. An article detailing the attempted robbery will appear in the next print edition of the Claremore Daily Progress.

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