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Berlin High School lifts soft lockdown

BERLIN — Berlin High School has been placed in a soft lockdown.

Berlin police said that there was an ambulance called to the school.

The bell has rung and students are being allowed to move to their next class.

Principal Fran Kennedy released the following statement late Tuesday morning:

Dear Parent or Guardian,

At approximately 9:30 this morning, we chose to enter lockdown, due to a student health issue. Upon assessing the situation further, we converted this to a “secure school lock out,” which is sometimes referred to as a soft lockdown. The individual who needed medical attention is going to be fine and the school was never in any danger. As we always do with medical situations at BHS, we use a secure school lock out to ensure that there is no hallway traffic and that passing time does not occur, while medical professionals attend to the individual in need. I just wanted to let you know that all students and staff are safe and that, at Berlin High School and in Berlin Public Schools, the safety of all students, staff, and visitors is paramount.