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ND school locked down for man deemed ‘security risk’

News Dickinson,North Dakota 58602
The Dickinson Press
ND school locked down for man deemed ‘security risk’
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

OAKES — Oakes Public School was locked down for more than an hour Wednesday after a person considered a “security risk” walked within a block of the school, Oakes Police Chief Mark Roberts said.

Roberts said Dale Smith Jr., 38, of Oakes, was seen around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday near the school in Dickey County in southeastern North Dakota. A warrant was out for Smith’s arrest for allegedly violating conditions of a bond from a previous charge. Roberts said Smith had been accused of making threats against the school in the past.

“The lockdown was a strictly cautionary measure taken by the school,” Roberts said.

The school was locked down from around 10:20 to 11:30 a.m.

Roberts said Smith was arrested on the warrant and was lodged in the Barnes County Correctional Facility.

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