Branson police confirmed that a secure perimeter was put around Branson Junior High School Thursday.
The Perimeter was put into place because Branson Police were searching for a suspect in the area around Branson Junior High school. The suspect was not considered a threat to the schools but the perimeter was set out on abundance of caution.
A secure perimeter means that children would not be allowed outside of the school building and no one would be able to enter the building other than law enforcement personnel.
The schools returned to normal operation by 2 p.m..