Letter from Laura regarding today’s Lockdown.

May 20, 2015

Dear Centennial Elementary Parents:

We are committed to letting you know about incidents that affect Centennial Elementary and the community. Before dismissal today, DPS Safety and Security placed our school under a lockdown due to police activity in the neighborhood. Our school remained under lockdown for about four minutes and then was moved to lockout status while the nearby police activity continued.

I appreciate parents’ patience since the lockout caused delays in picking up their students, but please understand that these measures are put in place to ensure the safety of students and staff.

A school lockdown means students and staff return to their classrooms, all classroom, interior and exterior doors are locked, and all lights are turned off. Students and staff move out of sight and remain quiet in their classrooms until the lockdown is lifted.

A lockout means we lock exterior doors of our school and bring students and staff inside the building. Business inside the building continues as normal but we all must stay inside the building.

I would like to commend the swift and professional response of our school staff, students and security personnel during today’s lockdown. Please know that the safety of our students is a top priority at Centennial Elementary.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this incident.


Laura Munro