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SBHS principal says everyone did 'really well' during lockout

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While Scottsbluff police were on scene of an armed robbery at Git N' Split on Wednesday, about half-a-mile east schools were on a lockout.
 
Students and staff at Scottsbluff High School were in the middle of an assembly when they were notified about the armed robbery.

Principal Mike Halley says everyone cooperated and instead of being dismissed for lunch, students went to their next period class.

Halley says throughout the year, he and his staff educate their students about what to do in case of threat.

He says anytime there is a threat, the school errs on the side of caution.
 
"Our kids are resilient," said Halley. "When I had all 825 of them in the auditorium and I told them they didn't get to go to lunch they weren't really happy at that point in time. But we worked things out. We just try to emphasize that their safety is our ultimate concern."
 
Once the lockout was lifted, Halley says schedules were adjusted and students were then able to go to lunch.

The difference between lockouts and lockdowns. Lockouts occur when a threat is outside of a school and students are kept inside the locked building from the threat. Lockdowns occur when the threat is inside the school. Students and staff hide inside locked classrooms from the internal threat.

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