CACC on soft lockdown
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —
UPDATE 6:55 p.m.:
Threats from a former student lead to a soft lockdown at a Springfield vocational school.
The Capital Area Career Center took precautionary measures after a student, who has now been dismissed, threatened several students Monday.
They were on a soft lockdown for about two hours.
Students said Tuesday’s lockdown had them on edge.
"Before if we would be put on soft lockdown or something, no one would really think anything of it, but like I said, nowadays, it is pretty scary because it's a more common thing," Capital Area Career Center student Mimi Qattoum said. "It's actually happening. Kids actually shoot up schools."
Capital Area Career Center Director Jodi Ferriell said no one was in harm’s way Tuesday, but after the scare, the school board decided to hire a police officer to be in the building all day.
Right now, they only have an officer on campus in the afternoon.
The principal at Capital Area Career Center tells us the school was put on a soft lockdown Tuesday morning.
School officials tell us the soft lockdown was just out of an abundance of caution.
No one was injured.
Very few details are known at this time.
We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.