CHS Placed on Lockdown on Second Day of School
Wednesday, the second day of classes in Iron County secondary schools, Cedar High School and Southwest Academy were placed on lockdown after a person made "inappropriate and concerning" remarks.
At just after 11 a.m., a male entered Southwest Tech, across the street from the Cedar High campus and made comments to staff members that according to Sgt. Justin Ludlow of the Cedar City Police Department were, "inappropriate and concerning."
The individual then left S-Tech. Without being able to immediately locate the individual, and as a precaution, Cedar High School and the adjacent Southwest Academy were place on SECURE lockdown--wherein, all perimeter doors are secured and monitored.
The suspect was soon located and stopped at the intersection of 600 South and 1175 West streets. Cedar City Police and an Iron County Sheriff's deputy interrogated the suspect and took him into custody.
The suspect has been charged with Disruption of a School, Adult Probation, and Parole has also placed a 72-hour hold on the individual.
The lockdown at all schools was lifted upon police locating and questioning the suspect.