A lunchtime Code Red alert caused a short lockdown at Westside Elementary and Cedartown High on Thursday, but was cleared without any issues found according to information released from Polk School District.

Superintendent Dr. Katie Thomas reported that the Code Red was triggered by mistake when a teacher was calling for assistance, but instead unintentionally set off the alert.

Parents were sent out the following information:

Parents and guardians,

We want to inform you a Code Red lockdown was triggered in error at Cedartown High School at approximately 12:00 p.m. All procedures were properly followed, including the lockdown of Westside Elementary School.

After an investigation, both schools are now all clear and have returned to normal operations. We want to assure you the safety and security of our students, staff, and schools is always our top priority.

Thank you for your partnership.

No additional actions were required by the district at this time.

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