Bulletin Staff Report

Culver schools’ lockout procedure ended Thursday morning, after it was determined that the middle school student who allegedly threatened fellow students was no longer a danger to the schools.

A letter posted to the Culver School District website, signed by Superintendent Stefanie Garber, stated that local law enforcement and education agencies had determined that “there is no threat of harm” and the schools ended their lockout at 10:35 a.m. Thursday.

In a phone interview, Garber said she could not disclose where the student that allegedly made threats Tuesday was, for privacy reasons, but the student is in long-term care in the custody of authorities.

“We are grateful for everyone’s patience and cooperation, the help of the Jefferson County Agencies, and for Jefferson County Sheriff’s department and all their assistance,” Garber wrote in the letter. “Our students, staff, and community have been fantastic.”

Culver schools’ lockout — in which all exterior doors are locked, but classes resume as normal — lasted all day Wednesday, in response to the middle schooler’s threat Tuesday.