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Letter for Parents Regarding Lockdown

posted Sep 30, 2014, 6:53 PM by andy.crozier@andrew.k12.ia.us

Andrew Parents,

On Tuesday morning at 8:30 am, district administration was alerted to a situation involving an individual who was "on the run" from state and local law enforcement. We had been told his location was in the LaMotte area and determined he was not a threat to student safety at Andrew. Being cautious, we decided to keep students indoors today and did not allow recess, PE, or other activities outside.

Early in the afternoon we learned of a new report that the suspect had moved closer to Andrew and was possibly located in the Cottenville area. At this time, we spoke with Jackson County Sheriff office to determine if a lockdown was appropriate. They felt as if we were far enough away that we didn't need to move to a full scale lockdown.  

We decided to alert bus drivers to be cautious and to not drop students off if they saw anything suspicious during their evening route. All adult staff were on duty during the dismissal of school to ensure students were safe while walking home. Jackson County deputies were also patrolling the town of Andrew during dismissal.

The safety of our students is important to us. If the situation is warranted tomorrow, we are prepared to go into a lockdown at Andrew School. If we do go into a lockdown, we will notify parents via our text message system. We are confident that students will be safe tomorrow at Andrew. If you have any concerns, please contact Tara Notz, PK-8 Principal.

Sincerely,

Andy Crozier
Superintendent

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