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Stillwater News

A letter from the superintendent regarding today's lockdown

Nov. 9, 2016

Dear Stillwater parents/guardians,

At approximately 11:45 a.m. this morning, district officials were instructed by the police to put the entire Stillwater Central School District campus into lockdown due to a local, off-campus safety concern. As a precautionary measure, all buildings were placed on lockdown.

During a lockdown, students, teachers and all staff must remain in locked classrooms and offices. All doors and windows are closed and locked. No one is allowed in or out of the building and no one may move about within the building. No communication is allowed, which means calls cannot be accepted by or made from the school.

State, county, and local police officers followed the safety protocol of a threat and ultimately determined it was safe to release the school from lockdown. The lockdown was lifted at approximately 1 p.m.

We would like to thank the Stillwater Police Department, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police for their proactive work on behalf of our students and schools. Students and staff should also be commended for their excellent responsiveness and cooperation during this time.

The lockdown drills scheduled at the elementary, middle, and high schools on Thursday, Nov. 10 will still be taking place.

As always, student safety is our number one priority. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Patricia Morris
Superintendent of Schools

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