Ames High School under shelter in place

Saige Heyer

Update 1:48 p.m.

Cmdr. Geoff Huff of the Ames Police said “the high school is no longer in lockdown.” Ames Police called the situation a lockdown for general terms. 

Huff said the original incident has not been resolved, but has been moved away from the school.

Students have been removed from the shelter in place protocol, however police will remain a presence at the school until the end of the day.


The Ames High School went under a shelter in place procedure Thursday afternoon because of what Principal Spence Evans said was a “domestic issue.”

A “shelter in place” is not as critical as a lockdown, in which the students remain in their classrooms for extended class periods. Nobody is allowed in or out of the building, or between classrooms.

Police could not release any details at the time.

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