It turns out that the 8th-grade teacher who asked a male student to go to his car and bring in a folding WWII-era folding military shovel had no idea he caused a schoolwide lockdown at Heritage Middle School Thursday.
A school staffer who saw that student carry the shovel in around 9 a.m. thought it might be a man carrying a double-bladed axe and told the Meridian police school resource officer.
That set in motion a chain of events that led to a 90-minute, room-by-room search by armed officers. Scared students and parents waiting at a nearby church were left to wonder what was going on
h/t to Dave G