ODEN – Oden School District went on lockdown Thursday, February 23, while members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office investigated the report of an individual with a gun near the school.
A report released by the sheriff’s office states that Dispatch received a call Thursday, February 23, at approximately 2:54 p.m. reporting a male subject walking down Highway 88 West in the vicinity of the Oden School Campus. The report states that the caller described the person of interest as “angry and carrying a firearm.”
Sheriff’s Deputies and the Oden School Resource Officer responded to the call. They were assisted by a Probation and Parole Officer who was passing through the area.
The Oden Campus was placed under lockdown while law enforcement officers talked with the subject and assessed the situation.
Once it was determined that the subject posed no threat to the students or staff at the school the lockdown was lifted.
Oden Campus briefly under lockdown protocol