Bomb Threat Puts Hazelwood West High on Lockdown Briefly

The school was on lockdown for 17 minutes before it was determined to be safe and clear.

Hazelwood West High School was on lockdown late this afternoon after a bomb threat was found on the wall in the boys’ bathroom.

Dennis Newell, Hazelwood West's principal, said the building was on lockdown for about 17 minutes.

"We immediately followed procedures related to these types of issues before determining that the building and grounds were clear," he said in an email blast to parents today. "All students and staff are safe."

Upon clearing the building, all after school activities resumed.

Newell urged parents to take an active role in expressing the seriousness of threats and pranks.

"Parents, please help us share with our students the seriousness of threats like this and the consequences that accompany them," he said in the email.

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