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Totem Middle School on brief lock down

MARYSVILLE — In what was described by school leaders and police as a purely cautionary step, officials briefly locked down Totem Middle School the morning of Sept. 26.

According to the district website, the school was locked down for a total of five minutes starting at 10 a.m.

Police Cmdr. Ralph Krusey said officers on patrol near the school on Seventh Street NE stopped a suspect on foot. Shortly after the incident, Krusey was unclear as to what the man may have done to attract police attention.

In any case, the man ran and police gave pursuit. Totem was locked down as officers unsuccessfully searched the area.

School district Administrative Assistant Jodi Runyon emphasized the lock down was not connected with any students and was not the result of any incident at the school.

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