The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Whitehall Ledger 

Reported error leads to lockdown


December 19, 2018

A system error led to an unexpected lockdown December 12 for K-12 students in Whitehall.

Superintendent John Sullivan said once they once they determined the lockout alert was not caused by a real threat, students and teachers were informed a system error was causing the problem. He added this happened within minutes of the alarm sounding.

The company that installed the alarm is current troubleshooting to see why the error happened.

“We apologize for the momentary distress this caused students and teachers,” Sullivan said.


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