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Webster Groves HS on soft lockdown; Kirkwood HS lockdown lifted

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KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The lockdown at Kirkwood High School and soft lockouts for other schools were lifted Wednesday morning.

The district made the announcement the high school was on lockdown and other schools were on a lockout per police request around 10:45 a.m.

According to the Kirkwood Police Department, a 911 call was made from a cell phone that was tracked to the area of the school. In the call, police overheard a discussion about retaliation for an earlier disturbance.

Authorities said there is currently no credible threat against any student or staff member.

The lockdown was lifted shortly before noon. The police department said they will have officers on all of the district’s campuses throughout the day.

Shortly after the lockdown and lockouts were lifted in Kirkwood, the Webster Groves School District said their high school would be on a soft lockdown “because of a reported threat in the wider community.” 

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