Soft lockdown lifted at Mankato West High School following medical emergency

Mankato West High School is on a soft lockdown following a medical emergency Tuesday.
Mankato West High School is on a soft lockdown following a medical emergency Tuesday.
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 12:39 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 2:24 PM CDT
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Students at Mankato West High School were on a soft lockdown due to a medical situation at a nearby school parking lot.

In a notification to parents, the school said classes continued as normal within the building. According to the email, the medical situation happened at the parking lot near the baseball field, just south of the school building along Pleasant Street.

In an email to parents, district superintendent Paul Peterson says school officials do not believe there are an safety concerns to students and staff at West.

The lockdown was lifted just before 2 PM.

Mankato Public Safety says the high school was placed on a soft lockdown so that Public Safety and emergency medical personnel could provide services. Once the scene was cleared, the soft lockdown was lifted. The individual was transported to the local hospital by ambulance and no further information is available at this time.