Student-involved incident leads to lockdown at Paris middle, high schools

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Published: Oct. 23, 2019 at 2:26 PM EDT
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Paris Independent Schools have announced its middle and high schools are no longer on lockdown Wednesday after an incident involving students Tuesday night.

"We were able to get out four different communications to our parents during that time to keep them up on the situation, to let them know their kids were safe," Superintendent Stephen McCauley said.

McCauley posted to Facebook Wednesday stating the Paris High School principal requested an increased police presence on campus as a result of what happened the prior night.

McCauley didn't specify on what happened that resulted in the lockdown.

"The police asked to come in and extend their investigation during the school time, so you'll have to refer to them for those answers," McCauley said.

Classes continued during the lockdown, and police investigated at the middle and high schools before lifting the lockdown.

"I'm just really proud of our staff and our students and the communication we were able to get out to parents today and proud of how they follow the protocols and the drills we practice on a regular basis," McCauley said.

WKYT also reached out to Paris Police Chief Butch Best Wednesday. He said he was out of town and would not comment on the investigation right now.

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