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New Albany High School lockdown activated by mistake

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A lockdown at New Albany High School was triggered by mistake on April 13, 2018. A lockdown at New Albany High School was triggered by mistake on April 13, 2018.

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- A lockdown at New Albany High School Friday morning turns out to be a mistake.

Police did respond to the school just before 11 a.m. but determined there was no threat. 

New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey tells WDRB that a school employee activated the school alert by dialing a wrong number.

"It was not malicious. It was an honest mistake," Bailey said. "There was never any threat."

The district sent out an automated phone message about 11:15 a.m. telling parents that all students are safe.

School leaders confirm the lockdown system was activated by mistake. Nearby Hazelwood Middle School was also on lockdown, as precaution.

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