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Plymouth-Canton P-CEP Schools in Lockdown

Canton Police are investigating incident, meeting with Plymouth-Canton Community Schools' administrators.

Buses have arrived at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park and so has the 's bomb squad.

Canton Police Sgt. Mark Gajesski said the bomb squad is on scene "as a precautionary measure."

It's the second time this week police have responded to a call for help from the three-school campus, which includes , and high schools. On Monday, after a threatening note was discovered in Salem High by a teacher.

Students are being kept in their classrooms in what is called a partial lockdown by school officials. They are in their first-hour classes. District spokesman Frank Ruggirello Jr said that police are in charge of the scene and the district will communicate with parents as soon as possible but at this point, there is nothing more to tell.

Buses have arrived at the school, but Ruggirello said no decision has been made at this point about whether classes will be dismissed early or not.

Meanwhile, parents are talking about today's incident on Canton Patch's Facebook page.

Heidi Nicholas wrote, "Those poor kids and parents must be sick with worry. What the heck is wrong with people, making threats like this? Makes me glad mine are all in elementary."

"Both of my kids go to Salem," Carol Micallef wrote, "I am glad that the district takes any type of threat seriously."

Heather Watkins-Foster wrote that, as a parent of a student at Plymouth, "I would like to say that there are far too many students in one spot. This crap needs to stop! I'm worried to death about my child."

Other parents reported that tensions were high among students at the schools.

Ruggirello said the district takes every threat "as very serious."

ccs October 05, 2011 at 01:47 PM
i know when there is a crazy person running around, in neighbor hoods and they do not know where this person is ,they have lock down,but why with a threat are the kids still there??? and NOT OUT....
Eleanor Brier October 05, 2011 at 01:52 PM
To all parents: Do you know how often this might be a kid you know or even yours? Take a close look at their recent behavior. Be nosy. Check things out. Take time to be vigilant.
Mike October 05, 2011 at 02:02 PM
Update: Kids are released to their thrid hour.
Linda October 05, 2011 at 02:56 PM
Obviously someones child needs help. Lets hope help finds them quickly, so the matter at hand for them is resolved.
MR. VALENTINE GRANOWICZ October 05, 2011 at 04:20 PM
Better to be safe than sorry!
Cathie Huey October 05, 2011 at 04:56 PM
Really the bus were there but we are not sending are kids home. Im done when the lock down was over i got her out of there and home safe and thats were she will stay for the rest of the week.
Robin Moore October 05, 2011 at 10:25 PM
You know, I would and could not blame any of you parents for wanting to keep your kids safe and at home. This is insane. I believe that they need to cancel school for the high school until they get this person caught, so these kids could stay safe. Obviously this kid really needs help, and he/she/they need to be caught, so they could get the help they need.
Robin Moore October 05, 2011 at 10:32 PM
It's also getting pretty scary as well. I'm a bus aid for this district, and had to go back with my driver to Plymouth both days, and am getting worried for everybody's safety at the schools.

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