Arrest triggers brief Shelter In Place at 2 Great Falls schools - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Arrest triggers brief Shelter In Place at 2 Great Falls schools

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According to the Great Falls Police Department, Rodney Lukasik was arrested on Wednesday morning and is facing charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault with a weapon.

The GFPD says that its High Risk Unit and detectives executed a search warrant at a home on Sacajawea Drive at about 9 a.m.

Lukasik, 50 years old, was taken into custody.

North Middle School and Sacajawea Elementary School briefly implemented “shelter in place” mode as a precaution.

The GFPD says that there were no injuries during the incident.

We will update you when we get more information.

KRTV received messages from several people during and after the incident, as rumors began circulating that the Shelter In Place had been ordered due to reports of a clown on campus.

Here are the definitions of key safety terms used by the Great Falls Public School District:

  • Evacuation: Defined as an internal threat such as fire that requires students and staff to leave the building for their safety.
  • Lockdown: Defined as an internal threat and/or immediate threat. No one IN or OUT without administrator approval.
  • Shelter In Place: Defined as a safety precaution taken for possible external threat that is not an immediate or internal threat.
  • Class Hold: Defined as a safety precaution implemented during an incident where students need to be kept in the classroom.
  • Release with Care: Defined as a possible threat in the schools' neighborhoods during arrival and release time. Release with care procedures.

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