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Proctor High School placed into lockdown

The Vermont State Police in Rutland were contacted via 9-1-1 by the Proctor High School in Proctor, Vt at appx. 9 a.m. Friday, April 6. The school reported that a despondent male had entered their building and was exemplifying some erratic behavior. The male in question was known to the school staff as a local parent.

The school staff was able to isolate the male in a classroom, while clearing it free of students.  Following this, the school was placed into a lockdown and 9-1-1 was contacted.

Vermont State Police Troopers arrived quickly on the scene and were able to coordinate with the staff members who remained in the room with the subject.

Shortly after, the subject was taken into protective custody and transported via Regional Ambulance to Rutland Regional Medical Center where he could receive the assistance that was needed.

No students, staff members, police, nor the despondent male were injured in this situation.  No crime was committed by the male.  At no time did he threaten any individuals at the school.  No weapons were involved in this incident.

The Vermont State Police would like to commend Principal June Sargent and her staff for their quick action and their emergency response procedures in keeping members of their school community safe.

Lock-down procedures occur in order to keep individuals safe, while the potential problem area can be isolated and deemed secure.

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