District-wide lock down initiated temporarily for Marlow schools

February 02, 2024

This morning, Friday, Feb. 2, Marlow city dispatch communications received a call about a young man walking north on 4th St. (the street between the post office and the high school ag building). Marlow Police immediately responded. A lock down was initiated within the school district.

Chief Ronnie Smith gave The Review staff a thumbs up indicating everything was okay.

Within minutes, MPD, plus MHS Principal Bryan Brantley and others were observed on the side of the street across from the ag building, and a young man was sitting down on post office property next to the sidewalk.

Superintendent Corey Holland issued this statement: This morning we had a report of a male walking down the street in the area of the schools with a backpack and what appeared to be an object resembling a possible rifle. (The individual was NOT on any campus) As a precaution, 911 was called and we immediately went on lock down district-wide until the situation was addressed by law enforcement. Marlow police responded immediately and was able to locate and engage the individual in question. Marlow police then notified the school the situation was being addressed and we were good to end the lock down. We were told the object was a pellet gun.

Again, there is no information at this time to suggest any ill intent by the individual. The individual is NOT a Marlow student. The lock down was initiated out of an abundance of caution.

Holland also said thank you for helping keep students safe.

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