Threat Written In Bathroom Leads To Lockdown At Ladue High School

Brett Blume
May 08, 2018 - 2:07 pm
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LADUE, Mo. (KMOX) -  Students at Ladue Horton Watkins High School were placed on "monitored lock down" early Tuesday afternoon, according to an online post from school officials to parents and guardians.

"Late this morning they discovered writing on a restroom stall," explained Ladue Schools spokesperson Susan Downing. "It was a very broad threat, it wasn't specific to any individual or any group."

The monitored lockdown means that no one, including students and staff, is able to enter or leave the high school without the permission and accompaniment of an administrator or police officer.

"There's an investigation underway by the administration and we also have a school resource officer stationed at our high school," according to Downing. "In addition the city of Ladue police joined in to begin the investigation."

After some consideration, school officials decided to issue the monitored lockdown order around 1 pm, and it was still in place over an hour later.

As a precaution all after-school activities at Ladue Horton Watkins High School have been cancelled Tuesday evening.