Marion Public Schools enters brief lockdown
Officials say potentially dangerous person is in police custody
MARION — On Jan. 14, Marion Public Schools went into a full lockdown after being notified by authorities of a potentially dangerous figure near its campus, the district stated on a post on its Facebook page.
In a follow-up post occurring about 30 minutes after the initial lockdown, Marion superintendent Chris Arrington said the potentially dangerous person is in police custody and school activities should resume as usual.
"I praise our local authorities, our critical incident manager, Tom Mynsberge, as well as our staff and students for handling this situation with poise. I also praise our parents and guardians for trusting the authorities and school staff to allow us to do our job, which first and foremost, is keeping all students safe," he said in the post.