Yankton School District put on ‘soft lockdown’ following threat

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YANKTON, South Dakota (KTIV) – Yankton, South Dakota, police have charged a high school student with making terroristic threats after what’s being called a “soft lockdown” this morning across the entire Yankton school district.

At 9:30 a.m., a person outside of the school district notified Yankton Police of a threat that was made via social media.

Police notified the Yankton School District and the school resource officer.

The school then e-mailed parents.

And, at 10:40 a.m., every school went into a “soft lockdown”.

Yankton High School Principal Jennifer Johnke says a “soft lockdown” means students are when kept in their classrooms, and hallway traffic is kept to a minimum.

Johnke says students are not allowed to come, and go, from the buildings.

Later, police say a juvenile girl was taken into custody and charged.

The lockdown ended at 11:32 a.m.

KTIV Staff

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