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    #1

    to place something "under / on" lockdown

    - to place something under lockdown
    - to place something on lockdown
    Do these two mean exactly the same thing?

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    The campus was placed under lockdown and the police and emergency personnel responded to the scene.

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    The campus was placed on lockdown and law enforcement officers were called to the campus.

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    Re: to place something "under / on" lockdown

    Yes, they mean the same.

    You can also use 'in lockdown'.

    Rover

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