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School Lockdown

What is going on at or around James Madison High School. People tell me they are on a lockdown?
Amara Welling February 11, 2014 at 11:44 AM
I have the same question!
brady rhodes February 11, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Any news about this?
brady rhodes February 11, 2014 at 11:51 AM
I heard "police activity in the area"
Olivia Marshall February 11, 2014 at 11:58 AM
I received an email from the school and a text from my daughter. No one is allowed to enter or leave the building, but the students are being allowed to change classes. I can't find any information about what type of police action is going on.
Amara Welling February 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM
It's annoying that we get this email and then are left hanging. I'm tempted to drive to the "area" and check things out myself.
Olivia Marshall February 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM
I just spoke with someone at the police station who told me there was a burglary/stabbing on Orchard Street. They are looking for the suspect and have lockedown all the nearby schools.
Amara Welling February 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM
I called the school and was told that the kids are moving freely within the building. She clarified that the police activity is not inside the school but in the area. As a precaution, Fairfax County police had advised the school to secure the building; it's not in lockdown according to lady who answered the phone.
Jeff Nesbitt February 11, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Gosh I did not expect that. Thank you but still very scary.
Amara Welling February 11, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Yes, thanks Olivia. Too close for comfort.
JulieAnn Ables Chapin February 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Thank you Vienna Patch! I am glad to know what is going on & thank you police for securing the schools as a precaution!
Joana February 11, 2014 at 01:06 PM
Any other news about the lockdown?
Kelly B. February 11, 2014 at 01:19 PM
Just got word from our school that lockdown has been lifted!
Joana February 11, 2014 at 01:23 PM
Which school?
Joana February 11, 2014 at 01:27 PM
ours has been lifted too
Olivia Marshall February 11, 2014 at 01:36 PM
Madison's was lifted a short time ago. No word about whether the police apprehended the suspect.
Kim February 12, 2014 at 06:07 PM
Any updates? Did the burglar get caught or is he still out there somewhere?

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