How a school was put in danger with a school lockdown

A lockdown at a rural Kentucky school has been lifted.

Cumberland County Schools in Kentucky has temporarily lifted its lockdown after the discovery of a chemical that is believed to be dangerous to children.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call about a chemical exposure at a school near the town of Lincolnton on Friday morning.

The school has had a lockdown since Saturday, but it was lifted Monday.

Sheriff Mike Davis said the sheriff’s office received a report of an unsecured gas canister at the school and immediately notified school officials.

Davis said a child in a special education class was taken to the hospital, but he could not provide more details.

He said he did not know whether the child had been exposed to the chemical.

Officials said the school will reopen Wednesday.