Waukee, Iowa school lockdown lifted

UPDATE:   The Waukee Police Department has concluded an extensive search process following this morning’s report of a suspicious person near the Waukee Community School District’s secondary campus. 

The department has determined there is no immediate threat to any district facility or to the public. Waukee High School, Prairieview, Waukee Middle School and the District Administration Office are no longer on an external lockdown and school will dismiss at the normal times.


WAUKEE, Iowa –  Three schools in the Waukee School District are on a precautionary non-emergency lockdown.

The lockdown was enacted shortly after 10:30 a.m.

The lockdown was prompted by a call to dispatchers about a white man, about 20-years  old, wearing black clothes and a back-pack, carrying a rifle.  The caller stated the man was headed toward Waukee's secondary campus.   Police are searching the area.  There's been no confirmation of the subject.  

“Waukee High School, Prairieview, Waukee Middle School and District Office are on a precautionary non-emergency lockdown. Waukee Community School District is working with the Waukee Police Department. We are not aware of any active threat to student safety. Classes are continuing with their normal schedules. Fifth-grade students at the Waukee High School stadium for track and field day are being relocated to their school buildings. No external visitors will be allowed into the building while we are on lockdown.”

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