Letter from the Superintendent: May 26th, 2022

Letter from the Superintendent: May 26th, 2022
Posted on 05/26/2022
Letter from the Superintendent: May 26th, 2022

Dear Ellenville School Community:


Today, at about 10:22 a.m, Ellenville Jr/Sr High School was placed on lockdown after a staff member overheard two junior high students talking, and a third student said, “he’s got a gun.” 


The staff member immediately reported what they overheard to an administrator. The lockdown was called and Ellenville Police responded to the school within minutes. Police conducted a sweep of the building, and confirmed that there was no weapon.


The Ellenville School District takes incidents such as this very seriously, and the students will face consequences as outlined by the District’s Code of Conduct.


During a lockdown, students remain in their classrooms and movement throughout the building is restricted. Individuals are not permitted to enter or exit. This morning’s lockdown at the Jr/Sr High School was lifted at 11:18 a.m.


Meanwhile, the Elementary School was put on a lockout and shelter in place, during which students remain in their classrooms and no one is permitted to enter or exit the building. The lockout at the Elementary was removed at 11 a.m. and the regular school day resumed.


If you become aware of a threat of violence against our school please report it to us or to law enforcement right away. We are committed to doing all that we can to keep our students and staff safe.


Sincerely, 


Lisa A. Wiles

Superintendent of Schools

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