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Cache schools lock down after threats

CACHE  Students of Cache Public Schools were on lockdown for a time Wednesday afternoon after two threatening phone calls were received by the district.

Superintendent Randy Batt said the lockdown was put in place after the second call was received during the afternoon." We had received phone calls that we felt were a threat to our students' safety," he said. "We then went through our emergency procedures."

The calls were received at two different schools at around 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. A partial lockdown of school campuses was initiated after the first threatening call with a full lockdown put in place after the second call. He said district officials notified the Cache Police Department and officers responded to the scene.

"I want to commend the Cache police chief (Donna Kimmel) and her department for doing such a fine job with this situation," Batt said.

The lockdown ended just before the school day ended after 3 p.m.

"Students were dismissed and buses ran on regular schedule," he said.

Batt said the district sent an "all call" message to parents to inform them about the lockdown situation and to inform them that all students were safe.

Kimmel said the two calls were allegedly made by a female subject, who is now being considered by her department as a person of interest in the incident. In both calls, Kimmel said the caller made threats to do bodily harm to two students  one student in each call.

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