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Threatening Note Leads To Axtell School Lockdown Wednesday

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A threatening note, reportedly written in haste by a student was discovered at Axtell High School, and the facility was placed in cautionary lockdown early Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities, including Marshall and Nemaha County Sheriff’s Departments, and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded, and investigated the situation with school authorities, who lifted the lockdown before Axtell schools were dismissed as usual.

No imminent threat to the safety of students or staff was determined.

UPDATE 3:20 PM

The Sabetha Herald reports that the lockdown at Axtell School is lifted, and students were sent home at their usual time. The investigation is complete, but no details released as of this time.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

USD 113 officials have confirmed that the Axtell School went into lockdown Wednesday afternoon. No details on what caused the lockdown to occur have been released at this time.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that they are assisting the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department with their response to the incident.

This is a developing story, and will be updated as more information is released.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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