Wasatch High School Lockdown Lifted

May 9, 2019

Credit Wasatch County School District

Wasatch County can breathe easier after a scare this morning when the Wasatch School District placed all schools on lockdown. 

Wasatch High School was placed in lockdown Thursday morning after a student reported a man in his 20's with a rifle on 600 South a little after 10:00 am. The district placed the rest of their schools on lockdown while law enforcement officers blocked traffic and contacted the individual.

At around 11:30 the lockdown was lifted after police made contact with the man, a plainclothes civilian technician with the Division of Wildlife Resources who was there to dispatch an injured deer.

Students remained securely in their classrooms while classwork and activity continued on as scheduled.

In a joint statement, Wasatch School District, Heber City Police and Wasatch Sheriff's Department says they followed lockdown protocol for the safety of all students and staff. The entities said they were confident that any future incidents will be handled in a similarly efficient and effective manner.

Parents were asked not to come to the school to pick up their students until after the lockdown was lifted.