A installation-wide lockdown at Osan Air Base was lifted at 12:45 p.m. after threats of a shooter targeting the bases schools. According to the Korea Stars and Stripes, a teacher received a threatening phone call around 10 a.m. “that sounded automated” claiming an active shooter drill was taking place, and immediately reported the call:
“There was no scheduled school shooter drill on base so we decided to (err) on the side of safety and went into a full school lockdown. Security Forces have responded to the school and are doing a sweep of the whole school and its perimeter. Once we are given an all clear we will go ahead and continue the school day as is and with a chance for a debrief to our kids at the end of the school day. Ultimately though your children are safe and we will continue to keep them safe. Once we are given an all clear we will go ahead and continue the school day as is with a chance for a debrief to our kids at the end of the school day,”a post attributed to Osan American High School Principal Morgan Nugent said.
As of 12:21 p.m., nearly all of the schools had been swept by security forces and the search for any shooters on base turned up negative according to the Stars and Stripes.
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