Note in bathroom shakes Johnsburg

JOHNSBURG - A note was found in a bathroom at Johnsburg Central School on Wednesday that caused officials to activate their lock-down procedures, said Superintendent Mike Markwica. The note was later found harmless.

The note, written on a piece of toilet paper by a high school student at Johnsburg, "was serious enough for us to take action," said Markwica. A lock-down was activated soon after the note was found and member's of Johnsburg Central Schools safety team secured two areas to hold students. Elementary students were moved to the gym and high school students were moved to the cafetorium.

The Warren County Sheriff's department was notified once the students were secure, searched the building and determined that there was no threat to safety. Sherriff's identified the students responsible for the note, who said it was not meant to be a threat.

The student's case is now in the hands of the Warren County Sherriff's department and a report has yet to be release. Therefore, legal actions have not yet been taken against the student, but school discipline will be implemented.

"Everything worked as we planned it to in our drills," said Markwica. "After reviewing the incident, we were able to make a few small changes to our safety protocol."

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