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4 schools locked down after teen walks away from Kennewick care facility

What happens during a school lockdown?

A school lockdown is a precautionary measure issued in response to a direct or nearby threat. It requires staff and students to respond quickly and comply with rules. Here’s how it often works.
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A school lockdown is a precautionary measure issued in response to a direct or nearby threat. It requires staff and students to respond quickly and comply with rules. Here’s how it often works.

Four Kennewick schools were locked down Tuesday morning as police searched for a teen with a mental illness.

Edison Elementary and Highlands Middle School were closed at 8:50 a.m. after the 19-year-old walked away from an assisted living facility in the area. He reportedly has a fixation with kids.

As the search expanded, Hawthorne and Lincoln elementary schools were added, said the Kennewick School District.

Police found the teen and the lockdown was lifted at 9:20 a.m.

Students were allowed to enter the school, but weren’t allowed outside until after the lockdown was lifted.

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