The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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September 6, 2013

Information on 'dangerous' parent puts school on lockdown

A lockdown was ordered for Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary School Monday afternoon after an out-of-state police department contacted Beckley Police regarding information that a potentially dangerous parent could try to enter the school.

“They (the police) were told that a parent could be coming to pick up her kids and that she could be dangerous,” said Raleigh County Schools Director of Pupil Services Jeff McClung.  

Three additional area schools were notified of the situation, including Crescent Elementary, Bradley Elementary and Mabscott Elementary.

“The other schools were alerted because the children involved had attended those schools in the past,” McClung said. “We reasoned that the woman in question may not know what school her children were currently attending, and wanted to secure the other schools as a precaution.”

Beckley Police were dispatched to monitor Crescent, Bradley and Mabscott schools, while officers dispatched to Cranberry-Prosperity worked with Raleigh County BOE representatives to follow safety precautions conducive of a lockdown procedure.

The students were supervised closely to ensure their safety until the end of the school day, McClung said.

— Brandi Underwood

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