This afternoon, school officials were alerted to a police matter in the area. Out of an abundance of caution, Grant C. Madill Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School and Ogdensburg Free Academy were placed on lockout. This means that all normal activities are occurring within the school buildings; however, no one may enter or exit the schools at this time.
Police have resolved the issue and the lockout has been lifted. Police continued to maintain a presence on school campuses throughout the day, and they do not believe this incident is connected to the nationwide threat of violence on school campuses today.
This is a good time to remind our students and the entire school community to immediately report any suspicious activity to your school principal or district office. Together, we can work toward keeping our schools a safe place for learning.
If you have additional questions or concerns about this incident, please contact the district office at 315-393-0900.