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Sheriff: Parents don't bring guns to school lockdowns

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POCATELLO, Idaho -

(AP) - Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho have issued a public safety warning after several parents responded to a recent school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol.
  
The Idaho State Journal reports that Marsh Valley High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday due to allegations a student was carrying a pistol.
  
Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen says some parents - alerted by students locked in classrooms via text and calls - decided to show up to the school carrying AR-15 rifles.
  
Another parent was carrying an unholstered pistol, which resulted in a confrontation with a state trooper. That parent was asked to leave school grounds and has since apologized to the trooper.
  
Nielsen says it is a "very bad idea" for parents to show up to a school lockdown armed with guns because it could cause law enforcement officials to think they're active shooters and open fire.
  
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Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com

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5/25/2018 3:08:25 PM (GMT -7:00)

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