Knox School Officials Pleased with Results of Monday Lockdown Drill


Law enforcement was unable to locate any illicit substances during a lockdown drill this morning at Knox High School and Middle School.

School has only been is session for about two weeks, but Superintendent A.J. Gappa says keeping a random schedule of lockdown drills encourages both staff and students to be on alert.

K-9 units were used to search lockers around 8:45 a.m. at both sites. Information provided by the Middle School indicates the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Marshall County, Pulaski County, and Plymouth Police assisted at the scene.

The school corporation aims to have lockdown drills a few times per year. The goal is often to prevent drug use, or the potentially harmful weapons from being brought onto the school grounds.

According to the release, no illicit substances were located. Gappa says it speaks well of the student body.