SES Briefly Locked Down Wednesday Morning

May 22, 2013
Dwayne Page
Julie Vincent

Smithville Elementary School was placed on lock down for a few minutes this morning (Wednesday) after a student reported seeing someone near the school wearing dark clothing possibly with a weapon.

Central dispatch received the call at 7:42 a.m.

Smithville Police responded. A search of the school turned up nothing.

"This morning we had a student that reported to teachers that she had seen someone dressed in dark clothing that she thought had some type of weapon out on the side of the building by the car line (near Walker Drive)," said Principal Julie Vincent. "When we received that information we immediately called the police and we went into our lock down. We searched the entire perimeter of the school inside and out and everything was fine. All the students were safe. We followed all of the precautions that we have in place in such an event as this," she said.

"The students, staff, and faculty did an outstanding job of being where they were supposed to be and staying where they were supposed to stay until we gave the all clear for them to be able to move about the building again," said Vincent.

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