Central Lee goes into soft lock after threat

Crozier says two threats from same device prove not credible


DONNELLSON – An incident that Central Lee Superintendent Dr. Andy Crozier said was an attempt to start spring break a little early has been dispensed with by the school district.
School officials received an unspecified threat of a suicide call from LeeComm dispatch at about 10:22 a.m. Thursday. School officials quickly put both buildings on a soft lockdown until they could determine the origin of the threat.
School officials and Lee County Sheriff’s deputies on the scene were quickly able to identify the device that the threat came from as being inside the high school.
At 10:55 another threat came into the school, but it was determined the second threat came from the same device.
“We were able to obtain the IP address and used the URL from the suicide hotline to locate the device the threats came from, and we were able to secure that student within minutes,” Crozier said.
“The investigation has showed that this was not a credible threat and was more of a prank by one student. It’s my opinion this was a bad choice by a student to try and get spring break started early. Years past this used to be a bomb threat.”
Central Lee’s spring break begins Monday.
Crozier said the student had no weapons and the biggest message for the district is that  no students or staff were ever in any danger, and there was a very quick response to the incident from the district and Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
He also credited IT Director Kris Brewer for quickly utilizing information at hand to identify whose device was being used and where that device was located.
The district ended its lockdown at 11:30.

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