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Sikeston school goes on lock down

Sikeston school goes on lock down
By: Crystal Britt

SIKESTON, Mo. - A situation Wednesday in Sikeston turns out to be nothing. Police say the item found on the road near the high school was not an explosive device. Police say around 9:00a.m. an off duty officer was driving on Pine Street in front of the high school when the detective noticed something suspicious on the road. Several agencies responded and immediately people in nearby homes were evacuated as well as students at the high school and Matthews elementary.

The rest of the schools in the district went into lock down mode. No one was hurt and school was back to normal within the hour.  "The kids were very orderly, they knew this wasn't a drill, they moved quickly. The teachers took responsibilities and did everything they were supposed to do", said Sikeston Superintendent of Schools, Steve Borgsmiller.  

An investigation continues, and police at this time don't know if the item was deliberately placed there or if it fell off a vehicle passing by.

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