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UPDATE: Barr Middle School lockout ends with parent of student arrested

UPDATE: Barr Middle School lockout ends with parent of student arrested

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The parent of a Barr Middle School student was arrested late Thursday morning after a threat led administrators to order a lockout at the school.

Severino Roque, 42, was arrested by Grand Island police at about 11 a.m. He had allegedly made threats toward a Barr staff member.

The school was placed on lockout after receiving threat. Grand Island Public Schools said the lockout lasted roughly from 9:42 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Roque will be charged with making terroristic threats.

When the threat was received, GIPS contacted local emergency response officials and ordered that the school implement security procedures. The Grand Island Police Department immediately began a threat assessment.

“While the vast majority of school threats don’t involve criminal charges, we believe that it is appropriate to always notify public safety officials and conduct a thorough scan of the grounds and facility whenever a threat is received,” GIPS said in a statement. “All threats to our school or students are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.”


Barr Middle School was placed on lockout Thursday morning after a threat was allegedly made by a community member toward a staff member.

When the threat was received, Grand Island Public Schools said it contacted local emergency response officials and ordered that the school implement security procedures. The Grand Island Police Department immediately began a threat assessment.

“While the vast majority of school threats don’t involve criminal charges, we believe that it is appropriate to always notify public safety officials and conduct a thorough scan of the grounds and facility whenever a threat is received,” GIPS said in a statement. “All threats to our school or students are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.”

GIPS said it continues to work with GIPD as it completes its threat assessment. Barr remains in lockout mode as of 10 a.m. Thursday.

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