Terroristic Threat puts Middle School on Lockdown

Staff Writer

In response to a plausible threat made on social media, Sweetwater Middle School was placed on tactical lockdown yesterday afternoon. Police, State Troopers, Sweetwater Fire Department and other first responders immediately swarmed the school campus.
Streets surrounding the school, such as Avenue C, were at a standstill with buses, parent’s vehicles and at least one ambulance parked wherever they could fit. Traffic on Lamar was affected by the incident, as well. At least one child was treated for a panic attack and was taken away by the ambulance.
Nervous parents gathered on the perimeter of the campus and upon the grass, while others clustered in the front of the school doors.
Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda addressed parents concerns near the secured front entrance...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.