Dalton High School Placed On Precautionary Lockdown After Rumored Threat

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dalton High School has received the all clear from the Dalton Police Department following a precautionary lockdown Tuesday morning. Students and staff are all safe and classes have resumed on their normal schedule.

Whitfield County 911 received an anonymous call regarding a rumored threat Tuesday, just before 10 a.m. The Dalton Police Department was dispatched to the school to investigate.

Students and staff remained in classrooms with no one allowed in or out of the school until 11:50 a.m., when law enforcement determined the school was safe and the threat was not credible. The lockdown was considered a precautionary measure. The Dalton Police Department continues the investigation.

“Our students and staff did an excellent job of responding seriously to the lockdown,” said Steve Bartoo, principal at Dalton High. ”Our first priority is always the safety and security of all students and staff in our building and we take any type of threat seriously and respond accordingly.”

“I want to thank the Dalton Police Department for their immediate response this morning,” said Dr. Jim Hawkins, superintendent of Dalton Public Schools. “Because of our longstanding partnership, the Dalton officers are very familiar with our schools and are able to respond quickly and appropriately to any situation within our schools. I’d also like to thank Dalton High administration, staff and students for their cooperation during the situation.”


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