MAHOMET -- A threat made related to a domestic situation led Mahomet-Seymour school district leaders to put two buildings on "soft lockdown" for a while Thursday "out of an abundance of caution," according to Superintendent Lindsey Hall.
Following the increased police presence at Lincoln Trail Elementary School and Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School in the early afternoon, class dismissal was to go on as normal with the continued law enforcement presence at those two sites, Hall said.
Hall tweeted earlier in the day: "At approx 12:55 p.m. both Lincoln Trail Elem and M-S Jr. High were put on soft lockdown due to a threat made related to a domestic situation. Mahomet PD is investigating, and is present on premises. Parents will be kept updated as more information becomes available."
In the hour before classes dismissed, one marked Mahomet Police Department vehicle was parked in front of Lincoln Trail. An unmarked law enforcement auto also was in the area. No other police presence was immediately visible outside the two schools, which are within a block of each other on State Street.