2 Cleburne ISD Schools Locked Down as a Precaution


Two campuses in the Cleburne Independent School District were placed on lockdown Monday due to police activity in the area.

According to the CISD, both Cleburne High School and Wheat Middle School were placed on perimeter lockdown at about 10:35 a.m. after school officials learned deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department were following up on an alleged vehicle theft believed to have been committed by an armed juvenile.

Officials with the CISD said the lockdown of the high school and nearby middle school was implemented only as a precaution.

"We chose to take this precautionary measure due to an external situation that does not involve our school," Principal Jennifer Baadsgaard said. "To err on the side of caution and safety, we decided to implement the perimeter lockdown, but we want to emphasize that there is no direct threat or danger to Cleburne High School. We have implemented this only because of this external situation."

The district said all students were safe and accounted for and that classes are continuing normally inside.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m., the lockdown was lifted and the students were released.

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