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UPDATE: John Marshall student threatens to 'shoot up the school" and "shoot a teacher", causes soft lockdown Wednesday

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UPDATE: A threat by a 15-year-old student prompts John Marshall High School to go on a soft lockdown Wednesday.

According to Rochester police, a student made a threat to "shoot up the school" and "shoot a teacher" after receiving a failing grade. This was then reported to administration, which alerted police.

Officials then placed the school in a soft lockdown for about an hour. This means the classroom teaching still occurs, but no one can leave the building.

After working with Rochester police, the student was discovered eating lunch at the cafeteria.

He's detained at the Juvenile Detention Center and faces terroristic threat charges.


PREVIOUS STORY: A threat from a student causes a Rochester high school to go into a soft lockdown.

According to Rochester Public Schools, the soft lockdown was in effect for one hour. A soft lockdown means that teaching and learning occurs, but no one is allowed to enter or leave the building.

The school was placed in a soft lockdown due to a threat made by a student.

John Marshall Administration, District Administration and the Rochester police worked together during the incident.

The soft lockdown has been lifted and RPS said students and staff were not in any danger.


PREVIOUS STORY: A soft lockdown at a Rochester high school is lifted.

According to Rochester Public Schools, the lockdown was lifted around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

No word yet on what caused the soft lockdown.

Stay with the NewsCenter for the latest.


PREVIOUS STORY: Parents of kids at John Marshall High School are getting texts from their kids saying the school is in a soft lockdown.

Parents, who have contacted us, said they received the texts around noon on Wednesday.

FOX 47 is working on getting information and will bring you the latest when we can.

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