POLICE: Parent arrested, school put in lockout after threat

Authorities say a parent has been arrested for allegedly making a threat that prompted a lockout at a Nebraska school Thursday. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Authorities say a parent has been arrested for allegedly making a threat that prompted a lockout at a Nebraska school Thursday.

Capt. Jim Duering with the Grand Island Police Department said the father of a student at Barr Middle School threatened school staff after a disagreement over how his child was treated.

Duering said the issue may have been related to the student’s attendance.

Specific details of the threat weren’t immediately clear, he said.

The school was put in lockout mode around 9:30 a.m. as a precaution. Grand Island Public Schools said the lockout was lifted around 11 a.m.

Duering said the parent, an adult male, was arrested near the downtown area.

More details are expected to be available Friday morning.

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