Kootenai County area schools asked to shelter in place

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho. — Area schools within Kootenai County were asked to shelter in place Tuesday afternoon.

According to a press release from Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, responders are assisting the Post Falls Police Department with an investigation of two males who were reported to be fighting near an area school.

According to the Post Falls School District website, Seltice Elementary, Mullan Trail Elementary and Frederick Post Kindergarten Schools had lockdown orders cancelled at 2:30 p.m.

KCSO officials said more information will be released when it becomes available.

Read the full release from KCSO below.

"Kootenai County, Idaho: All area schools who participate in the earlier Shelter in Place have been released and there’s no know threat to our area schools.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the Post Falls Police Department with investigating a report of two males who were reported to be fighting near an area school. The parities reported to be fighting have been contacted by the Post Falls Police Dept. and are being interviewed.

Due to the nature of the original call, as a precautionary measure, many area schools in Kootenai County were asked to shelter in place. There were additional officers and deputies posted at each school and all students have been released without incident.

Any further questions or information regarding this incident should be directed to the Post Falls Police Department."

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