‘Preventative lockdown’ at Avery High School
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“We want to put safety first — we don’t want to take any chances,” Burleson said. “We want to make sure we don’t leave any stone unturned.”
According to Burleson, a young lady at the high school reported seeing a person she did not know walk into the high school. The young lady, according to Burleson, told a teacher, who then alerted school officials that an unidentified person could be somewhere in the building.
“We then initiated a preventive lockdown, and, after nothing was found to be out of order, we lifted the lockdown,” Burleson said.
Burleson called an afterschool meeting between school principals and staff to brainstorm about what happened — making sure the unidentified person was not a staff member or someone else identifiable — and give a synopsis of school safety measures.
“If there is anything we can do to make this building more safe, then we will do it — that’s why we are brainstorming,” Burleson said.