Gans School, east of Sallisaw, was on a “lockdown drill” for 15 to 20 minutes before noon on Thursday.
School officials said Undersheriff Greg Cox came by the school earlier Thursday and said a wanted felon was in a home just west of the school and the railroad bridge in Gans. School officials said he told them the felon had been heard to say he would not be taken alive.
Consequently the school initiated the lockdown drill until the undersheriff reported the man was in custody.
“He came by just before noon and said everything was good,” school officials said. They added that school continued normally.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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