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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at West Hancock schools

UPDATE 10:55 a.m.: The West Hancock School District said in a social media post that the district has lifted the "shelter down" since police said the suspect was apprehended.

The district also said the students were never in danger and that the lockdown was just precautionary.


BRITT, Iowa (KTTC) -- A north Iowa School district was put on lockdown on Wednesday morning.

The West Hancock Community School District shared on social media that all school buildings were put on "shelter down" mode.

That means that no one would be allowed in or out of the buildings.

The district made the post around 9:30 a.m. and said that the lockdown was in response to a pursuit in the county involving a person considered to be armed and dangerous.

The school district posted the following message on their website:

All school buildings in West Hancock CSD are in shelter down. The police informed us that there is a pursuit going on in the Hancock county area at this time in which the person may be armed an dangerous. We are sheltering down as a precaution. All exterior doors have been double checked and no one will be allowed to enter or leave he buildings until further notice.

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