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