UPDATED AT 9:09 A.M. Wednesday, Sept. 13
By Robert Tomlinson
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers High School and Three Rivers Middle School went into a brief lockdown Tuesday afternoon following reports of a suspicious person in the area.
According to Three Rivers Police Department Chief Scott Boling, a person called into police saying they had witnessed a person open-carrying a rifle near Riverside Cemetery. Police notified the schools as a precaution, which led to a lockdown around 12:46 p.m.
Several police agencies cleared the area, but the person was not located, and police continued to have a presence in the area throughout the afternoon. The lockdown was lifted just before 1:30 p.m., with Three Rivers Community Schools saying in a statement police confirmed there was “no immediate threat.”
Police said they later located a subject that matched the description given by the caller, noting the person was carrying a weed whacker, and not a rifle.
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A previous version of this article had the lockdown time at 1:15 p.m. and the end at after 1:30 p.m. The lockdown actually occurred at 12:46 p.m. and ended just before 1:30 p.m. The Commercial-News apologizes for the error.