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School lockdown was for routine safety sweep
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While reports of a lockdown at William James Middle School may have alarmed some parents Thursday morning, the reason for the lockdown was merely a routine safety sweep. During the routine sweep, Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies searched the school for contraband, drugs or any other safety violations. These safety sweeps, conducted by police or sheriff’s deputies (depending on jurisdiction), are not announced ahead of time, since to do so would defeat the purpose, said Hayley Greene, public relations and marketing specialist for Bulloch County Schools.
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