UPDATE: Man Arrested Following Alleged Threats to Superior Schools
School Lock Down Lifted
A 38-year-old Superior man is in custody after making threats to a Superior School District employee causing multiple schools and the administration office to go into lock down, according to police.
Superior police were notified of the threats at 11:28 a.m. Tuesday.
The lock down ensued shortly after at Superior High School, Superior Middle School, Great Lakes and the Administration Office.
The threats, made by text message, were regarding the relationship between the suspect and the adult victim, police said.
A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the suspect’s car in Superior around 1:30 p.m. and police arrested him minutes later.
The suspect was booked in the Douglas County Jail and could face a disorderly conduct charge pending review by the county attorney’s office.
No specific threats were made against any students or school buildings and no weapons were mentioned in the text messages, according to police.
The victim was in police protection as soon as threats were reported to a police school liaison officer.
“The police department did a fabulous job to react immediately. They had cars, not only patrolling the entire area, but stationed at the administrative office. Our administrative team did a stellar job at immediately going into our procedures that we typically practice,” said Jana Stevens, Superintendent of Superior Public Schools.