Mahomet-Seymour schools put on soft lockdown over 'domestic situation'

Mahomet-Seymour schools put on soft lockdown over 'domestic situation'

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.:

MAHOMET — Student dismissal at two Mahomet-Seymour schools will proceed normally despite a soft lockdown issued earlier this afternoon.

Superintendent Lindsey Hall said a threat related to a "domestic situation" led to both Lincoln Trail Elementary and Mahomet-Seymour Junior High going on soft lockdown around 12:55 p.m. and there was an increased police presence at both schools.

Hall said the decision was made out of "an abundance of caution," and while the police presence will continue through dismissal, parents can proceed normally and after-school activities will continue normally.

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Original story, published 1:15 p.m.:

MAHOMET — Two Mahomet-Seymour schools remained on soft lockdown Thursday afternoon over a threat Superintendent Lindsey Hall described as a “domestic situation.”

Out of “an abundance of caution,” Hall said, Lincoln Trail Elementary and Mahomet-Seymour Junior High were both placed on soft lockdown around 12:55 p.m.

There is a police presence at both schools. Hall said an update, including whether student pick-up will be affected, would be available through the district’s social-media channels around 2:15 p.m.

This story will be updated as soon as possible.

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