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Linton-Stockton School Corporation on lock down Monday

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Linton-Stockton School Corporation will be in lockdown mode Monday due to information received by a school administrator.

Superintendent Nick Karazsia issued a press release Sunday night stating information was received by elementary school principal Kent Brewer that prompted the lockdown.

"Mr. Brewer received information about a possible threat to our students. We would like to emphasize that no specific names of students were given along with no specific time or place in the information that he received," Karazsia stressed in the press release.

Upon receiving the threat, Brewer contacted the Linton Police Department, and it was determined there would be increased police presence on the campus.

Karazsia said the lockdown will also involve heightened security in each of the school buildings along with the increase in police presence.

"Our school staff and the police department work diligently to provide a safe school environment. We investigate every rumor or threat, and every threat is taken very seriously because we care very deeply about the safety of every student and staff member in our schools," Karazsia said.

Karazsia didn't say what kind of threat the school received.

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I believe that as parents we have the right to know why our kids are on lock down. then we know if its safe to send our kids to school or not. Its our kids safety were talking about.

-- Posted by gemini1962 on Mon, Feb 4, 2013, at 5:29 AM

Mr. Brewer received information about a possible threat to our students.

Is that not reason enough to know why they are on lockdown?

-- Posted by baseballdad on Mon, Feb 4, 2013, at 7:57 AM

When i was there, they would never tell us why. Even for the simplest reasons. I think one time we were on lockdown because someone's mother told the school that one of the student's dad's was going to kidnap her. Word usually spreads throughout the school after a couple days, so your kids might find out what's going on at school. Honestly, Linton is a safe school because they're butts about you even going to the bathroom at lunch when you're on lockdown.

-- Posted by ambsyyy on Mon, Feb 4, 2013, at 9:03 AM

Didn't send my granddaughter to school. What's to say that they are not already in the school. I agree with the lock down but would like to here more info on it. As a parent we want to keep are kids safe, that is our job. So if we feel the need to keep them home the school needs to understand this.

-- Posted by donnahoot on Mon, Feb 4, 2013, at 10:00 AM

Understand is not the question donnahoot, it seems. I wonder too what happened to real adult(parent)logic, parents making that decision for their kids to go or not? Or the schools let the kids out of school during such events that are not deemed safe.

If they can call school off for the protection of the children, for bad roads and slippery streets, it makes sense to let them out on such situations as what ever this reason was they aren't telling, or not count them absent if their parents keep them out for that reason. I wouldn't send my kids in such situations, what parent would really want to.

Parents are supposed to according to law, have total control over their children's where abouts, etc 24 hours a day until they are 16, or 18 years of age, and old enough by Indiana law to keep out of school legally. Other wise the school sees them as unfit parents, I wonder how that would be in this situation? That would be like the pot calling the kettle black. But... Also by Law parents are required by law to send children unless they have doctors slips and fit excuses, to be in school when the school staff says it is safe. Who can access reasoning between the two situation? I wonder how many kids parents that didn't send them will be counted absent? And wonder too, would it be considered an un excused absence. Just curious.

-- Posted by Goodopinionscount on Mon, Feb 4, 2013, at 12:34 PM

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