Idaho Parent Taken Into Custody After Incident at Lewis County School


Lewis County law enforcement remains tight-lipped regarding an incident at a Craigmont school on Dec. 17. A parent of one of the children at the school remains in custody.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that the Lewis County Sheriff's Department has determined that an officer will remain at Highland School for the remainder of the week, but Sheriff Brian Brokop would "neither confirm nor deny" that the incident involved a parent who came to the school Monday, caused a disturbance, and then removed his child. But Brokop confirmed that the parent is behind bars at the Lewis County Jail.

"We take safety seriously," Highland School District Superintendent Cindy Orr told the Tribune. "We are relieved that the person is in custody ... and we are back in a safe environment again."

Earlier this week, officials at Boise's Grace Jordan Elementary went into lockdown when they learned that the father of one of the children was headed to the school. The man was placed into the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and Boise Police said the man had been the subject of an ongoing investigation and may have been suicidal. Police said the man was not a threat to others and was not harmed.