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Indiana school district begins week on lockdown

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A Wabash Valley School District begins the week on lockdown after the arrest of a juvenile who prompted security concerns.

The Greene County Daily World and The Herald-Times of Bloomington report the Bloomfield School District reduced a lockdown originally scheduled to last all week to Monday. Superintendent Dan Sichting says the district wants to guard against potential "copycat" issues.

Sichting says Bloomfield Junior-Senior High School Principal David Dean confronted the juvenile attempting to enter the school Thursday, and the youth later approached a teacher claiming to be a police officer looking for a female student.

It turned out that same teenager asked the same question at a Clay County school.

Police were present during Friday's dismissal at the school about 25 miles west of Bloomington. Sichting says the youth was arrested Friday night on a Clay County warrant alleging he sexually assaulted someone.

School officials say they chose to put the schools in lockdown Monday just in case.

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