Arcanum-Butler schools lifts lockdown after nearby investigation

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ARCANUM, Ohio (WDTN) – An investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office near Arcanum-Butler Local Schools prompted officials to lock the building down Friday afternoon.

School officials posted on the district’s Facebook page about the incident saying the investigation “is non-school related” and the lockdown was “out of an abundance of caution.”

The lockdown was lifted shortly after and students were released at their regular times.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office told 2 NEWS an investigation was being conducted east of Arcanum on Albright Road but did not elaborate.

2 NEWS is working to learn more about this incident and will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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