QHS lockdown ends after threatening note investigation

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A lockdown last Thursday morning at Quitman’s secondary school campus was lifted after an investigation was conducted into a threatening note.

At about 9:30 a.m., Quitman ISD received a “general, not specific, terroristic threat” toward the high school, according to a statement from Superintendent Rhonda Turner.

Turner said both the high school and junior high, which are housed in one campus, went into lockdown while an investigation was completed.

“The source of the note, a student, was identified, and appropriate measures have been taken by school administrators and local law enforcement,” Turner said. “We are confident that at no time was there any danger to our students and staff. The lock down is no longer in force and students have resumed their normal schedule.”

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