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Gun found on school grounds prompts lockdown at Bellmont High School

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DECATUR, Ind. (WPTA21) -

A Decatur school went under lockdown Wednesday morning as police investigated a firearm found on school grounds.

North Adams Community Schools said school authorities were alerted Wednesday morning that a firearm was on the Bellmont High School grounds. The high school was placed on lockdown as authorities investigated the event.

The firearm was recovered and authorities identified no intent for harm. The school corporations said the building remained on a soft lock down until school officials and Decatur Police conducted a thorough review of the incident. The lockdown has since been lifted. 

The corporation said safety is the highest priority for North Adams Community Schools. They thanked students, staff and authorities for responding with due diligence and maintaining the safety of all individuals.

Here is the text from the school corporation:

Important Message

This morning, Wednesday, September 13th, school authorities were alerted that a firearm was on the Bellmont High School grounds. Authorities immediately responded by placing the high school on lock down while action was taken to investigate and decelerate the event. The firearm has been recovered and authorities have identified that there was no intent to arouse harm in this incident. The incident has been resolved safely. The building remained on a soft lock down until school officials and Decatur Police conducted a thorough review of the incident to ensure no additional causes for threat existed. The lockdown has been lifted. 

Safety is the highest priority for North Adams Community Schools. We wish to thank all students, staff and authorities for responding with due diligence and maintaining the safety of all individuals. 

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