- Associated Press - Monday, September 10, 2018

LYNDON, Vt. (AP) - Officials say they have fixed a messenger system at a Vermont school that left parents in the dark when the school was locked down over reports of a gun on campus.

WCAX-TV reports Lyndon Institute Head of School Twila Perry says a call will now go to parents in an emergency, telling them how to reach their kids and where to pick them up.

The school went into lockdown on the first day of classes Aug. 28 due to reports of a suspicious person on campus with what appeared to be a gun. Police say the gun turned out to be just an umbrella.

The school shared information about the lockdown on Facebook, but its messenger system failed to reach parents. Six hundred kids attend the school.

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