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Garwood Elementary lockdown over; 'Most likely a hunter'

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RATHDRUM, Idaho - In an emergency alert update to parents, Lakeland School District has confirmed that the lockdown at Garwood Elementary School in Rathdrum, Idaho has been lifted.

The text alert from the Lakeland School District Superintendent, Dr. Meyer says "law enforcement believe the person was most likely a hunter and that there was no threat to any of our schools. I am happy that we erred on the side of safety and appreciate your patience."

However, school officials confirmed with us that they will continue to hold the school in a "lockout" so no one can come in, just as a precaution.

According to law enforcement, Wednesday just after 9am, they received a call that a man with a gun was spotted near John Brown Elementary. Multiple schools in the Lakeland school district were then put in lockdown. Another call came in later saying an armed man was spotted near Highway 95 and Highway 53. After that call, most lockdowns were lifted except for the lockdown at Garwood Elementary. 

A parent of a child at the school sent us screen grabs of a series of alerts sent by the Superintendent which stated "an armed man was spotted near Highway 95 and Highway 53" it was recommended that "Garwood Elementary be put in a lockdown so that no students are allowed outside." Another alert said "all other schools are to be on alert."

In a phone call, the Lakeland School District also confirmed with us that the elementary was on lockdown.

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