Cimarron schools locked down after incident at credit union

4/2/2013

By ANGIE HAFLICH

By ANGIE HAFLICH

CIMARRON — Gray County law enforcement officials declined to comment on an incident that took place in Cimarron Monday afternoon that resulted in the lockdown of USD 102 schools.

Some time prior to noon Monday, an incident occurred at the Cimarron branch of the Credit Union of Dodge City, 108 N. Main St. Gray County Sheriff's deputies were on scene Monday afternoon, where they had taped off both the credit union and two adjoining businesses. Sheriff's deputies referred questions to the Gray County Attorney's Office, which declined to comment. Mike Waters, superintendent of USD 102 Cimarron Public Schools, said the preschool, junior/senior high and elementary school were locked down for several hours Monday afternoon.

"I received a call at 11:50, just before lunch, telling me something had happened at the Credit Union downtown," Waters said.

Waters ensured children were safe, as the district fielded phone calls from concerned parents.

"It's rare that the schools lock down," he said. "This is my fifth year, and I think this is the second time in five years we've had to lock down."

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