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Prank call spurs middle school lockdown

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By Josh Shepherd, News writer

Harrison County Middle School went on security lockdown Thursday afternoon after a wild rumor spread that a convicted murderer had escaped and was seen on the premises.

The Cynthiana Police Department is still investigating how the rumor got started. 

Soon after Harrison County High School launched a mock lockdown to test its emergency procedures, a report was dispatched to the city police that an escaped convict, Bass Webb, had been seen trying to enter the middle school.


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