Innocent mistake puts Rockford school in lockdown for short time

Innocent mistake puts Rockford school in lockdown for short time

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ROCKFORD (WATE) -- A lockdown order for Rockford Elementary School was lifted a short time after it was issued Friday morning when school officials discovered a child feared missing was safe.

Blount County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Marian O'Bryant told 6 News school administrators discovered a parent had forgotten to sign out a child being taken from school.

The school was on lockdown for 30 minutes before administrators discovered the error. All children have been accounted for.

The lockdown order had been issued as a safety precaution during the investigation.

 

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