Lockdown over at Plummer-Worley schools

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 24 at 4:02 PM

PLUMMER, Idaho -- All schools in the Plummer-Worley District were locked down as precaution late Wednesday morning. The lockdown was lifted Wednesday afternoon.

All kids were reported safe when the lockdown began, district officials said. District Superintendent Judi Sharrett said a man called Lakeside Elementary around 9 a.m. and stated he was coming to the elementary and might have weapons.

Police asked the district to stay on lockdown until the man was found, Sharrett said. Schools in the district are all located on the same campus.

Police notified the District the man had been found around 12:20 p.m., according to Sharett.

Police said the suspect was a local veteran and called his wife who was serving overseas in the military. They said the man suffers from PTSD and told his wife that he was going to hurt himself and pick up his three kids from school. Authorities said the wife called them and told them that her husband had guns in their home.

Authorities said the man never went to the school. They said he instead went to a local VA hospital and checked himself in. Authorities said he was talking to a psychiatrist.

Police said they went to the man's home and took the guns out of the house. His children were with Child Protective Services on Wednesday, according to authorities.

This letter was sent to parents at Lakeside Elementary School:

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