BURLINGTON – Burlington High School students were placed on security precautions Friday when students with plumbing experienced a “mental health crisis,” police said.
School officials say the “lock and hold” security procedures mean students are kept in classrooms rather than evacuated. According to the Burlington Area School District, “A ‘Lock and Hold’ means students continue with school, but stay in class.”
The 30 -minute incident ended when the student with the pipe was arrested by police without incident and without injury, the Burlington Police Department said in a statement.
Police called the situation an “isolated event” and said school activities returned to normal after no other threats. Officials did not specify the type of mental health crisis the students were experiencing or any type of plumbing.
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