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Marsh Valley schools lockdown lifted

UPDATE 12:15 p.m.: Marsh Valley School Superintendent Marvin Hansen says he was very pleased with the response from the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday.

Marsh Valley High School was ordered into a lockdown for over an hour Wednesday morning.

Hansen said it came after a student said they thought they saw another student with a gun before school started. The school Resource Officer acted immediately to order a lockdown and begin an investigation.

No weapons were found, and the lockdown was lifted.

Hansen said he believes high school students performed “remarkably well, although it was probably traumatic for some.” He said he appreciated the rapid response of the Sheriff’s Office in investigating the incident.

UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: The lockdown at Marsh Valley High School and Middle School has been lifted.

The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident still remains under investigation.

Officials said everyone is safe.

ORIGINAL:

The Marsh Valley High School and Middle school are currently on lockdown.

The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an incident at the high school Wednesday morning.

Officers from the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho State Police responded.

The schools will remain on lockdown as an investigation continues.

Officials report all the students and staff are safe.

Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3 will keep the story updated.

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