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Lockdown ends peacefully at Vidalia upper, lower elementary schools

VIDALIA — Vidalia upper and lower elementary schools were placed under lockdown for approximately three hours Friday morning after an unnamed school teacher received threats from her boyfriend, law enforcement officials said.

A statement released by Vidalia Police Department on Friday afternoon said the teacher had received threats of bodily harm from her boyfriend.

Vidalia Police Chief Joey Merrill and the Concordia Parish School Board members took the incident seriously and stationed multiple officers at both schools as a precaution for the safety of the children and employees while investigators worked to locate the suspect.
“Vidalia police officers showed a large presence at the two schools until the investigation determined that the individual who had made the threats was not in the immediate area but was in fact in Houston, Texas,” the statement said.

Law officials said Vidalia police and Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office collaborated during the incident.
“We would also like to thank Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance,” the statement said.

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