HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Highlands Elementary School in Huntsville has been cleared after being put on a secure perimeter Thursday morning.
Statement from Huntsville City Schools Spokesperson Keith Ward
A secure perimeter is used when there is a potential threat or danger to the community or neighborhood.
The school is to take the following actions:
- Secure people within the building
- Lock external doors
- Cover windows
- Stay in secure area within the building until further notice from administration or law enforcement.
- Leave unsecure areas such as fields, gym, playground, or library to a secure area
- Continue with classroom instruction.
This is different from a lockdown which is used when the direct threat is located outside the building.
According to the Huntsville City Schools website, a secure perimeter is a potential threat or danger does exist within the community/neighborhood and all parties should be aware to react as needed.
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