The Caledonia Police Department was called to the middle and high school the morning of Thursday May 9, to respond to a medical situation. The police arrived around 8:15 a.m.
“Law enforcement was on site as a precautionary measure,” Caledonia Superintendent Craig Irhke said.
“No one was threatened to be harmed,” Caledonia Police Chief Kurt Zehnder said.
The students were confined to their first period classroom for the privacy of the individual involved and the safety of the students and staff.
“We had a staff member who had a medical situation,” Irhke said. “During the course of that situation we did enact some security measures in the form of a soft lock down in order to protect the privacy of the individual invovled,” Irhke said. “The safety of our staff and students remains our number one priority.”
“We felt in order to keep everyone safe it was best,” Zehnder said.
The rumor mill has been flying and Zehnder wants to make it clear it was not as severe as some have made it out to be.
“There were no attempted abductions or threats of violence,” Zehnder said. “It was a medical situation.”