Boise elementary school goes on lockdown briefly due to suicidal man

Boise elementary school goes on lockdown briefly due to suicidal man

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Boise elementary school goes on lockdown briefly due to suicidal man

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by KTVB

KREM.com

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 6:00 PM

BOISE -- Boise Police say Grace Jordan Elementary School was briefly put on lockdown this morning due to concerns about a suicidal man.

Police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower tells KTVB the father of one of the students at the school has been the subject of an ongoing investigation, and is believed to be suicidal. She says the man went to the school to see his child. He had no weapons and was not a threat to others.

The school was put into lockdown as a precautionary measure. Officers were en route to the man's home when they learned he was headed to the school. The man briefly entered the school but was met by police near the school's entrance. He was uncooperative, handcuffed and detained by police.

We are told the man is now in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for a possible mental evaluation. He has not been charged with a crime.

School was taken off lockdown just minutes after the incident unfolded.

Parents who were picking up there kindergarteners at school told us they could see some commotion in the parking lot.

Boise Police say they appreciate the quick response and cooperation of school staff and students.

Boise School District spokesman Dan Hollar says the district will be sending out a memo to parents this afternoon to let the know what transpired at Grace Jordan school today.

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