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'Miscommunication' caused lockdown at Whitehall school

Updated: 12/05/2013 6:11 PM
Created: 12/05/2013 9:56 AM WNYT.com
By: Ben Gorenstein

WHITEHALL – A lockdown at Whitehall Central Schools Thursday morning is now being blamed on a miscommunication.

Our media partners at The Post Star report a suspended student showed up at school shortly after 8 a.m., carrying a backpack. The backpack turned out to only have school supplies.

Whitehall school officials say the miscommunication on the conditions of the suspension, and that the student didn't realize he wasn't allowed on school property.

Things were back to normal by around 8:45 a.m.

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