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Lock down lifted at Oak Grove schools

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Oak Grove Elementary and High School are now operating normally. 

Both were placed on lock down earlier Friday as a precaution, according to Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian.

"Around 8a.m., a car pulled up to the West Jefferson Prison, the passenger got out and entered the woods.  He then threw contraband on to the prison grounds," Christian said.

Both the passenger and the driver of the car are in custody.  It is still unknown what type of contraband was thrown on to the property. They will be charged with Promoting prison contraband.

Oak Grove Elementary and Oak Grove High School are located near the Donaldson Correctional Facility in west Jefferson County.  School resource officers are at the schools, and patrol deputies assisted in maintaining a perimeter for the ground search.

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