SOMERSET CO., Md. - A local high school went on lock-down on Friday, after an official reported a suspicious phone call.
WMDT spoke with Somerset County Public School's Interim Supervisor of Public Relations, Leo Lawson, who said that a "Code Red" was activated after the Principal of Washington High School answered a call about a package delivery, around 10 AM. As a precautionary measure, the Principal put a "Code Yellow" into place, but after speaking with the Somerset County Sheriff's Office, escalated it to "Code Red." The school system then sent out an automated alert to parents.
The Sheriff's Office, along with Maryland State Police, investigated the phone call, and posted officers at all entrances. After the investigation wrapped up, and authorities determined that there was no threat to the school, the "Code Red" was lifted, and classes resumed with their two hour delay schedule. Parents were informed, again by the automated system, once the threat cleared and code lifted.