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Police investigation leads to Prosser home, triggers school lockdown

A Thursday morning police search of a home in Prosser triggered a lockdown in two nearby school buildings.

Details about the the Spokane Police Department search on Grant Avenue are sparse, but Tri-City Regional SWAT Team members and Benton County sheriff’s deputies were in the area between 8 and 9 a.m.

Spokane Officer John O’Brien said the investigation is ongoing.

School district officials closed the doors of the preschool and the curriculum office on 1500 Grant Avenue as a precaution, the district said.

There was a single preschool student in the building at the time, Superintendent Matt Ellis said. The child was moved to the Keene-Riverview Elementary, and later picked up by a parent.

“We felt like the adults were safe enough where they were, but we didn’t want to risk the student,” he said.

Normally the district has nine preschool students, who arrive later in the day.

Police told the district the issue has been resolved.

Cameron Probert: 509-582-1402; Twitter: @cameroncprobert
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