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March 1, 2012

Knox County school placed on lockdown

CORBIN — Times-Tribune

Staff Report

A student who skipped class at Knox Central High School caused the Knox County Middle School and Kentucky Tech/Knox County Area Technology Center to be shut down for about 20 minutes Thursday.

According to media advisor Frank Shelton, an unknown student was on the Kentucky Tech/Knox ATC campus, which adjoins the middle school.

Instructors at the technical school identified the unknown student in their building and the school was locked down, Shelton stated.

Knox Central moved students by bus to the technology center to attend vocational classes during the day.

School officials are investigating the incident and looking at emergency management protocols used during the lock down.

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