Ottawa County school goes into lockdown

An Ottawa County school went into lockdown Wednesday afternoon when popping sounds were heard outside the building.
Becky Vargo
Sep 4, 2013

Police responded to the Jenison Christian School at 7726 Graceland at 2:41 p.m. when staff reported hearing the sounds.

An investigation revealed a 19-year-old Jenison man had been lighting off fireworks nearby, said Sgt. Valerie Weiss of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

The school stayed in lockdown as a precautionary measure until police determined the cause of the noise, Weiss said.

“The students and staff at Jenison Christian were never in any danger from the incident,” she said.

Police, who had created a perimeter around the school, cleared the scene a short time later.



Paranoia will destroy you... What a waste of tax money


No kidding! First week of school and teachers are on edge. I heard this happened out east also.


Things have sure changed. What will it be like in 2020?

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