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School officials locked down Pender, Wayne schools as manhunt continued

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PENDER, Neb. (KTIV) -

Pender Public Schools Superintendent Jason Dolliver confirms that the school went into external lockdown at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The external lockdown was put in place after Thurston County inmate, 39-year-old Mark David Kuehn, escaped from jail Wednesday morning.

Dolliver says there was a mandatory pickup unless parents give alternate instructions. The Elementary School dismissed at 3:30 p.m. and the High School dismissed at 3:43 p.m.

Wayne Public schools are went into a "level 1 lockdown" on Wednesday. Superintendent Mark Lenihan says the lockdown came as a precaution. Doors to schools were locked during the school day, and students were kept in their buildings.

Lenihan says he'll evaluate whether another lockdown will be necessary on Thursday.

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