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A lockdown at the public schools of Edmond, Oklahoma has been lifted.
Edmond Public Schools confirmed Thursday that all schools in the city will be open Friday.
School officials said they were notified by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (OKDPS) that the school district had implemented the lockdown after the city’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) said it would have to evacuate the city after the chemical spill.
Officials with the EDMSA said Thursday they were unable to say if the lockdown would be lifted for all schools.
A message left for Edmond Public School district officials was not immediately returned.
Edmond Mayor Mark P. Anderson said Thursday that there would be no changes to the schedule.
Edmund, a city of 2,200, has been under a lockdown since June 2.
The lockdown was imposed to provide additional security for schools after the spill at the city�s Edmond County Public Schools (EDMCPS) facility.
Edmeston Mayor Mark Anderson told the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Wednesday that the city had been told by EDMCPS officials that the lockdown was due to the chemical leak.
Anderson said the lockdown has been in place since June 9, when the state�s National Guard and other agencies were called in to help deal with the chemical contamination.
Edmonds police said that more than 3,000 gallons of the toxic chemical met their standards when it leaked from a leaking pipe.
The spill was discovered on April 30.
Edmonton Public Schools said it has not seen a similar problem at its schools since the incident.
Edison Police Chief Jim Cagle said Thursday the school districts are currently assessing the situation and will work with Edmeston officials to determine if any changes will be made to the district�s school schedule.
The EDMSS and the state of Oklahoma are working to determine the best way to reopen Edmond schools.