UPDATE: Donovan Middle School releases students following lockout

Donovan Middle School in Utica was under a lockout Monday due to a threat of violence made over the phone.

Posted: Jun 4, 2018 1:44 PM
Updated: Jun 4, 2018 3:37 PM

UPDATE: Donovan Middle School released students at the normal time on Monday following a lockout that stemmed from a phone threat.

Utica police continue to investigate the incident.


UTICA – Donovan Middle School in Utica is currently under a lockout, according to Utica City School District Superintendent Bruce Karam.

Karam says the lockout is due to a credible, anonymous threat of violence that was made over the phone. The Utica Police Department says they are currently investigating the situation.

An automated call was sent out to parents notifying them of the lockout just after 1 p.m. Monday. Karam says they’re expecting to release students at the normal time.

As a reminder, a lockout occurs when a perceived threat is outside of the building. Nobody is allowed out or in, and classes resume as normal inside the building. 

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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