Unauthorized teen prompts lockdown of schools in Spring Hill - KCTV5

Unauthorized teen prompts lockdown of schools in Spring Hill

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An unauthorized autistic teen, who was acting confused and tried to enter a Spring Hill middle school, forced the school district to go into a lockdown, according to police.

Spring Hill police and deputies with Johnson County Sheriff's Office responded to Spring Hill Middle School North, located at 301 E. South St., about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Police Chief Richard Mann said when the subject was confronted by staff at the school, the teen left the building and proceeded to walk to nearby Spring Hill Elementary.

District officials locked down both the middle school's north and south campuses and administration at Spring Hill Elementary School conducted a lockdown as well.

A school resource officer responded immediately to the scene to look for the suspect who was described by school officials as acting "confused," Mann said.

When authorities arrived, they located the teen on a sidewalk. He appeared distraught.

"There was never any danger to students or staff members," a school district spokeswoman said.

Law enforcement was able to reunite the teen with his family.

"We would like to commend the Spring Hill Middle School North staff who acted quickly to ensure the safety of our students," said Bart Goering, superintendent of the Spring Hill School District. "In addition, our law enforcement partners arrived within moments and ensured that the situation was quickly resolved."

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