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Threats prompt Tecumseh State Correctional to be on high alert

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Posted at 7:16 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 20:18:36-04

Nebraska correctional officials say the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) was placed in a modified operations status after they received indicates threats of violent attacks on staff members.

Officials say Housing units two and three are in a lockdown status and housing unit one and the special management unit are in modified operations status.

There will be no visits or volunteer activities from through Tuesday, September 6, 20

Officials say that an announcement will be made on Tuesday regarding future visits and volunteer activities. We have received information threatening serious violent attacks against staff members.

“This information strongly suggests our staff members’ safety is at risk. That’s not a risk I’m willing to take,” said Director Scott R. Frakes.

“Typically, modified operations are in response to an incident. In this case, however, it is a proactive step taken to ensure TSCI operates without a serious incident,” said Warden Brad Hansen. “The safety of my staff is my first priority.”