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False alarm triggers response at Hurley School


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HURLEY — An alarm to alert law enforcement of a lockdown situation at Hurley K-12 School was tripped accidentally on Tuesday, bringing agencies from Wisconsin and Michigan to the campus.

“We did not have a lockdown today,” said Kevin Genisot, the administrator for Hurley School District.

A technician was working with wiring and in the process had inadvertently tripped the “panic button” which sent an alert to the Iron County Sheriff’s Department that a lockdown situation was occurring on the campus at 10:26 a.m., he said.

The message was relayed t...