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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Windsor-area Cheney schools go into lockdown

Reports of armed individuals turned out to be BB guns


Last updated 11/8/2019 at 2:22pm

CHENEY -- Two Cheney School District facilities were put in lock down this morning, Nov. 8, over reports of two individuals with weapons on a nearby road.

Superintendent Rob Roettger said they received a call of two young adults along Grove Road who appeared to be armed with rifles. School officials at Windsor Elementary School and Westwood Middle School on nearby Hallett Road went into lock down and contacted law enforcement.

Roettger said the district's school resource officer and Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies quickly arrived onsite, found the individuals and determined the weapons were BB guns. The situation was resolved within 10 minutes, he added and by 10:15 a.m. the district had issued a message to parents.

"There was never any imminent danger," Roettger added.

Roettger added the lock down measures were precautionary.

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John McCallum, Managing Editor

John McCallum is an award-winning journalist who has been with the Cheney Free Press for over 20 years. He has received 10 Washington Newspaper Publisher Association awards for journalism and photography, including first place awards for Best Investigative, Best News and back-to-back awards in Best Breaking News categories. He has been serving as editor of the Spokane Valley News Herald since March 2020.

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