Winfield reflects on lockdown, honors board members

WINFIELD — The Winfield City School Board heard from Police Chief Brett Burleson during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, exactly one week after all three school campuses were placed on lockdown after a threat was received over the phone.
Earlier that morning, Superintendent Randy Thomley spoke with Doug Threadgill on Gold 97.7 FM WKXM, and gave some more details about the events that took place that day.
“Praise God that we didn’t have any employees or any students hurt,” Thomley said. “That morning, we received a phone call at Winfield Middle School. There was a lot of profanity and then a comment that ‘We’re gonna shoot up the school.’ Anytime we hear a statement like that, there’s a protocol that we follow immediately, and our administration notified law enforcement and all our other school administrators, and they started their lockdown procedures.

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