Man with knife prompts soft lockdown at Philo Junior High Tuesday

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Man with knife prompts soft lockdown at Philo Junior High Tuesday

By Christine Holmes, News Director

Students at Philo Junior High School were placed on a soft lockdown Tuesday morning as deputies searched for a man threatening suicide near the school.

According to Sheriff Matt Lutz, a male with a box knife who was threatening to kill himself took off from his house and led deputies on a search just before 9 a.m.

While officers were searching for the subject, the school was placed under higher security as a safety precaution.

Just before 2 p.m., the school resource officer, Deputy Abbee Whiteman, tweeted that the “yellow card” was lifted.

According to Lutz, the subject was located and arrested.