EMPORIA (KSNT) – The lockdown for Emporia Middle School and Emporia High School have ended, according to police.
EHS was under a level 2 lockdown earlier today while the EMS was under a level 1 lockdown. The Emporia Police Department also said that there is currently no criminal investigation regarding this incident.
A level 2 lockdown means students can not leave their classrooms, a level 1 lockdown does not allow students to leave the building, according to school officials.
The school district sent out the following statement:
“Parents and Guardians as a precautionary measure Emporia High School has been placed in a level 2 lockdown and the Emporia middle school and the transitions programs have been placed in a level 1 lockdown. We will send out a notice once the lock down has been lifted.”
According to Ray Mattas, the Emporia Police Department received a report of an unverified threat at the Emporia High School. There is a large police presence at Emporia High School while this is being investigated.
Emporia High School has 1,300 students and the middle school has 900 students.