Statement from Brenda Blackburn, division superintendent

MCPS Schools Remain in Lockdown

from MCPS website

Posted on: December 8, 2011

All schools in Montgomery County remain in lockdown after reports of a shooting near the Virginia Tech campus.  All students are safe in classrooms. For student safety, at this time, only emergency personnel are allowed in the school buildings.

“Student safety is and continues to be our first priority,” said Brenda Blackburn, division superintendent. “We are in contact with local law enforcement authorities and will work with them to determine the safest ways to dismiss schools.”

Updates are being sent to parents via the division’s automatic telephone notification system.  Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available.

from VT Alerts, There are no new substantiated reports of suspicious or ciminial activity. Status of the shooter remains unknown.

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