BH Schools Placed On Lockdown Friday

Benton Harbor Area Schools placed three of its buildings on lockdown Friday morning. Acting Superintendent Patricia Robinson tells WSJM News police notified the district that one of its students had made a threat of violence against a school in Indiana. Even though police said no direct or implied threat had been made against any student or school in Benton Harbor, the district implemented a lockdown just to be extra cautious. Benton Harbor High School, the Dream Academy, and the Arts and Communications Academy were all put on perimeter lockdown. Acting Superintendent Robinson tells us, “Benton Harbor Area Schools are committed, first and foremost, to the safety and well-being of our students and staff.” The student who had made the threat against the school in Indiana was later located by police in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Once the district got word of that, the lockdown in Benton Harbor was lifted.