Douglas School District temporarily placed on secured status

BOX ELDER, S.D. — All schools in the Douglas School District were temporarily placed on secured status for about 20 minutes Wednesday morning.

According to a post on the Douglas Schools Facebook page, all schools in the district were placed on secured status due to a possible threat at Douglas High School.

Superintendent Alan Kerr tells NewsCenter1 that law enforcement apprehended a person who threatened other students. He says that person was searched and deemed not a threat.

Secured status means no one is allowed to enter or exit the building and that there is little movement inside the school building, but normal learning takes place.

The secured status was lifted after law enforcement was confident there was no longer a safety concern.

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