Education

Lexington elementary briefly locked down

Two Lexington schools sent letters home with students Thursday following separate incidents: a brief lockdown after fourth-graders allegedly saw a man with a weapon and a high school student's "personal medical emergency."

Millcreek Elementary School was placed on lockdown for about 45 minutes Thursday after some fourth-grade students reported seeing a man with a weapon as they were going inside after afternoon recess, according to a news release.

School district officials and Lexington police determined the facility was safe after a search of the building and surrounding grounds. An investigation continues.

"We are very proud of the students who did the right thing by alerting adults to the situation and we want to remind our kids that anytime they have any safety concerns they should tell an adult immediately," said a news release from the school district.

Meanwhile, at Henry Clay High School, an ambulance was called after a student experienced a "personal medical emergency" Thursday morning.

The district said privacy laws prevent them from sharing more details, but said rumors that the students was a victim of violence or criminal activity are untrue.

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