School district changes lockdown notification policy

February 24, 2018

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas yesterday told WKRG that he has changed the school district’s notification policy regarding lockdowns.

“We’ll let parents know we have an event outside of our campus,” Thomas told WKRG. “We’re going to raise the security level in the school. Bare with us. Our law enforcement partners are working on this and we’ll let you know when this event is over. So we’ll actually be making two calls. One when it starts and one when it ends. We hope that will calm parents.”

The school district has encouraged all parents and guardians to make sure the most up-to-date contact information is on file at their child’s school.

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  • Reply perdidochas February 26, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    If it’s an even inside the campus, the last thing they need is hundreds of parents swooping down on the campus. Also, they probably don’t have time to send out notifications.

  • Reply Qualified February 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    “Outside of our campus”!?!?!? It’s the events inside the campus we are worried about. Politician double speak.

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