Lockout mode lifted at Watertown schools

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Published: Feb. 17, 2023 at 12:27 PM EST
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WATERTOWN, CT (WFSB) - A lockout at schools in Watertown has been lifted Friday afternoon.

Some schools were put in a temporary lockout because of a domestic violence incident that was unrelated to the schools, police said.

Polk Elementary School, Swift Middle School, and Watertown High School were put into a temporary lockout, school officials said.

The Watertown Police Department was searching for a man wanted in connection to the incident. The man has children in the school system, said police.

“The lockout was put in place to allow the normal functions of the school but to bar anyone from entering the schools,” Watertown police said.

“A lockout allows for everyone inside of a school building to carry on with their day as usual and restricts anyone from leaving or entering the building until the lockout is lifted,” said school officials.

Police said the incident was resolved.

The school district said there is no immediate threat to the schools.

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