Loogootee Schools Placed on Lockdown After Receiving Threat

(LOOGOOTEE) – Loogootee Community Schools were placed on lockdown on Wednesday after officials received a phone call claiming a potential threat at Loogootee High School.

According to Loogootee School Corporation, law enforcement was immediately contacted and school officials implemented internal security protocols.

Law enforcement officers reviewed the situation and did not believe the threat was credible.

The schools continued on their regular schedule but, as a precaution, the schools were placed on lockdown.

Police searched the high school at the request of the school corporation.

Around 1:35 p.m. parents were notified the schools were no longer on lockdown and resumed a regular schedule.

Statement from Loogootee School Corporation:


November 6, 2019 

1:00 PM 

Today around noon, a potential threat was made on a phone call to Loogootee High School. As always, we take all threats seriously. We immediately contacted law enforcement and we implemented our internal security protocols. Law enforcement officers have reviewed the situation and do not believe the threat is credible. 

Classes are now continuing on a regular schedule. However, as an extra precaution, we are on lockdown and have asked the law enforcement officers to do a search of the building. 

We will send a final update later this afternoon. As always, parents are welcome to pick up their student if they would like, but again, law enforcement officers do not believe the threat to be credible. 


1:35 PM 

Loogootee Schools are no longer on lockdown and are back on a regular schedule. We thank our local Law Enforcement officers who arrived quickly and conducted a full investigation. 

The safety and well-being of Loogootee students and staff are paramount and the Loogootee Community School Corporation has and will continue to take all necessary actions to protect our students and staff.