Several Central Peninsula schools implemented “stay put mode” this afternoon after Kalifornsky Beach Elementary and Skyview Middle School received threatening automated voice messages.
The calls were received just after 1 p.m., and the school district responded immediately, said Kenai Peninsula Borough School District spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff.
It was not a full lockdown, Erkeneff said.
Schools in Nikiski, Soldotna, Sterling, Tustumena and Kenai used the precautionary measures for less than one hour, Erkeneff said. Exterior doors were locked and all students were required to either enter or stay inside school district buildings, Erkeneff said. Class instruction continued as normal.
The incident is similar to other threatening calls schools have been receiving around the state and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case, Erkeneff said.