Shooting prompts lockdown at Blackford County schools

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HARTFORD CITY (Feb. 5, 2015) – Blackford County schools were on lockdown Thursday morning as police investigated a nearby shooting. The shooting did not happen at one of the schools, dispatchers said.

The school system called for an emergency lockdown just before 10 a.m.; schools had been operating on a two-hour delay. The lockdown affected the following schools:

  • Blackford High School
  • Hartford City Middle School
  • Northside School
  • Southside Elementary School

Here’s the alert from the school’s website:

10:21 a.m.: BCS remains in an emergency lock down situation. Parents will not be able to pick-up students until the situation is clear.

Parents we have been notified by law enforcement of a situation that has occurred in Hartford City that will require an immediate lockdown. If your child has already been picked up on a school bus he or she will be delivered to school. If your child has not been picked up or you were planning to transport your child, please keep them home and stand by for further information.

We will notify you as soon as we receive additional information from law enforcement.

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