False report prompts lockdown of Rogers High School

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NEWPORT, R.I (WPRI) — Out of an abundance of caution, Rogers High School staff initiated lockdown procedures after a student claimed to have seen somebody on campus with a gun.

According to the Superintendent of Newport Schools, Colleen Burns, Newport Police responded immediately to the situation and began investigating.

The lockdown was lifted around 1:30 p.m after police concluded the student’s statements were deemed not credible.

School guidance provided assistance as needed for students and staff following the lockdown.

“I  appreciate the quick response of our Rogers High School students and staff, the teachers’ calm and patience as we waited for the investigation to be carried out,  and the swift response from the Newport Police who were on campus within moments of  the call,” said Superintendent Burns.

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