Man with airsoft gun leads to D93 schools lockdown

Several Bonneville Joint School District 93 schools were lifted from lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual with a gun on Woodside Drive.

The district reported on Facebook that the lockdown was lifted and schools were given the all clear.

”Bonneville High School, Rocky Mountain Middle School, Technical Careers High School, Summit Hills Elementary, and Discovery Elementary were placed in a lockdown this morning at the request of the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office due to an incident in a nearby neighborhood. Police responded to reports of suspicious activity. We were given the all clear at 10:43 a.m. and returned to our normal school activities. No students or staff were in harm’s way. Thank you for your calls and concerns.”

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Bryan Lovell said the report came in about 10 a.m. Deputies searched the area, and located the individual. Lovell said the man had a holstered airsoft gun and was not breaking the law or threatening anyone.

“The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the patience of students and parents while this event was investigated,” Lovell said in a news release. “The lockdown process and safety protocols of School District 93 are in place for these types of situations and emergencies, and we appreciate the public being aware and reporting suspicious activity. This enables the Sheriff’s Office and School District to react quickly and efficiently to keep our schools safe.”

Reporter Johnathan Hogan can be reached at 208-542-6746.