Glacier Valley goes into lockdown after threatening phone call

Glacier Valley Elementary (photo by David Purdy/KTOO)
Glacier Valley Elementary (photo by David Purdy/KTOO)

Juneau’s Glacier Valley Elementary School went into lockdown for about 50 minutes this afternoon.

School district spokeswoman Kristin Bartlett says there was a threatening phone call and Juneau police were brought in to investigate.

“They went through the school and made sure that everything was secure and that everyone was safe,” Bartlett said. “It started about 1:30, and so it was over right before kids were getting ready to get out of school at the regular time. So they were released.”

During a lockdown Bartlett says classroom activity halts.

Juneau-Douglas High School, Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School and Harborview Elementary School went into “stay put” mode after a similar threat last week. Bartlett says “stay put” differs from lockdown in that teachers continue to teach.

She says both incidents are under investigation. Juneau police officials could not be reached for immediate comment.

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