Monday, May 12, 2008

Walnut Street School Lockdown Update/Detail

This afternoon, Monday, May 12, there was an attempted robbery on Broad Street in the North end of the city. Police were involved and our School Resource Officer (SRO) notified us about the event.

The attention of the police was focused in the north portion of the city. It was decided for Walnut Street School to go into a “modified” lockdown – students stayed inside, shades were drawn. This all occurred during the last half-hour of the school day.

Though the police indicated that we could dismiss our students in our normal fashion, we decided to be extra cautious. Students were dismissed to an adult. Telephone calls were made to the parents/guardians of those children who did not have an adult there to pick them up.

Soon after normal dismissal, nearly all students had been dismissed with an adult to chaperone them home.

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