Potlatch HS under soft lockdown


Update: 11:25 a.m. - Superintendent Jeff Cirka says parents can come pick up their kids but students cannot leave the campus on their own.

Classes are still in session, and students are being escorted from building to building by teachers.

The lockdown began as a hard lockdown directly after the phone call this morning around 8:00 a.m.

School officials called sheriff's deputies, who in turn searched Potlatch High School.

Deputies didn't find anything suspicious.

However, as a safety precaution, Superintendent Cirka kept the school under lockdown, but moved it hard to soft.

At this time, the school remains under the soft lockdown.

Update: 10:45 a.m. Sheriff Richie Skiles says the woman's call into the school sounded very distressed, saying they might need to initiate a lockdown. He said there was "a lot of crying in her voice" and then she hung up.

Latah County Sheriff Richie Skiles tells KLEW News the school received a phone call from a unidentified female.

The call was really quick and the school could not get a callback number. There was not caller ID came up on the phone at the school.

Deputies are trying to trace the number to see where it came from. The school is under a soft lockdown, Deputies are remaining at the scene and in the area until they find out what this is all about.

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