No Problems Reported As Pickerington Students Return To Class Day After Lockdown

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Pickerington students who talked to 10TV on Thursday said they plan to keep their ears open throughout classes, listening for any signs that there’s trouble.

It is just one day after Pickerington schools were locked down due to a phone threat.

School administrators say they have done everything possible to keep students safe. It includes extra patrols on school grounds in the area.

“A little intense, we didn't know what was going on. Teachers were kind of rushing kids left and right in the middle of a period change, so no one knew what to do,” said student Kurtis Morgan.

Morgan says confusion ran high in the midst of the school threat. 

Authorities are now talking with the man they say was behind the threats. Detectives say a man with a heavy accent used a cell phone to contact the school. He said he was going to kill students because he was angry about attacks on Israel.

The school responded with lockdowns throughout the district. Seniors, like Morgan, say the threat is over and they are back to focusing on class.

All school and athletic activities were cancelled last night, but the school says they plan to finish out Thursday’s schedule with added security measures.