Bowling Green High School out of lockout after report of weapon at nearby medical building

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – School officials say Bowling Green High School is out of a brief lockout after a reported weapon across the street.

Bowling Green police say they received a call around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday about a person possessing a weapon in the Ross Medical building on Rockingham Avenue. Police say they detained the subject and determined he legally possessed the weapon and did not violate any laws.

BGPD also says it was in close communication with the BGHS school resource officer and asked the school to enter a precautionary lockout. Police say they immediately communicated with the school when they learned no threat existed.

In addition, Bowling Green Independent School District released the following statement:

“At approximately 1:20 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2023, Bowling Green High School went into a brief lockout due to a reported weapon across the street at the Ross Medical Building. Lockout mode is a precautionary measure that we activate in response to an emergency situation outside of the school building.

During a lockout mode, no one is allowed to enter or exit the building until the situation is deemed safe by law enforcement and school administration. Exterior doors are locked at all times.

The Kentucky State Police and Bowling Green Police Department responded to the Ross Medical Building and remained in constant communication with out school resource officer Matt Wheat. BGHS was given the all clear to return to normal operations at 1:35 p.m.”

Additional information has not been released at this time.