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Principal says lockdown helped prepare students


Decatur – Our Lady of Lourdes School was placed on lockdown just after 11 yesterday morning.


Teachers and students saw a man outside with a gun. Decatur Police say they found the suspects and BB gun. The men were both 18 years old, and not from the north end, a girlfriend lived in the area. Both men will be charged.


We caught up with Maryrose Hagenback the principal of Our Lady of Lourdes who says luckily there were no immediate threat, but they were prepared had it been.


"All students were then in a sequestered position in their classrooms, all the lights are turned out the shades are drawn and they remain in that sheltering place until the all clear is sounded."


Hagenback says just last week the school practiced lock down drills.

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