911th Airlift Wing issues statement regarding ongoing situation in local area schools

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911th Airlift Wing personnel are closely monitoring the ongoing situation after a series of threatening calls were issued to area schools this morning, March 29, 2023.

No threat has been issued to the 911th AW or its personnel at this time.

“The safety of our Steel Airmen is our first priority,” said Col. Bryan M. Bailey, 911th AW commander. “911th Security Forces Squadron members are well-trained and will continue to implement standard installation security measures to safeguard base personnel and the mission. We will continue to coordinate with local agencies as necessary to ensure our members’ security.”

Several area schools were placed on lockdown after receiving active shooter threats via phone calls. At this time, each of these calls has been determined by law enforcement to be false. 911th AW members with school-aged children are encouraged to follow their school district policies and law enforcement directions following the incident.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are currently investigating the incident.