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Rifle High undergoes brief lockdown

A man considered a danger to himself led to a 20-minute lock down at Rifle High School on Tuesday morning, according to police.

No one was injured, and threats were not made to anyone other than the unidentified man, said police Lt. J.R. Boulton.

“The concern was for this individual and the proximity of the school,” he added.

Police asked school officials to implement a lockdown at 11:15 a.m., and it was lifted at 11:35 a.m., according to a news release.

“The lockdown was strictly a precautionary procedure used to assure the safety and welfare of our students and the school, there were no active threats posed to the students,” the release continued.

The lockdown was lifted after the man was taken into custody. Garfield School District Re-2 posted a notice on its Facebook page that said their “lockout” plan secures the perimeter of the school, does not allow entrance to the building and does not allow students to exit the building.

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