Shelter in place

October 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

3 MCPS Schools Issue ‘Shelter-in-Place’ After Silver Spring Shooting

Montgomery County Public Schools issued a Shelter-In-Place for three schools on Monday after a police officer was shot in downtown Silver Spring. Silver Spring International Middle School, East Silver Spring Elementary School, and Sligo Creek Elementary School used the Shelter-In-Place safety procedure Monday morning after a Montgomery County Police officer was shot at a parking […]

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September 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Middle Principal Responds to Incident That Led to Shelter in Place

Takoma Park Middle School principal, Alicia Deeny, sent a letter out to parents early Wednesday following an incident early this afternoon that led the school to  a shelter-in-place. A shelter-in-place plan is implemented in the event of a chemical, biological, or radiological incident, according to Montgomery County Public School’s website. After receiving notification of an […]

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May 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke


MCPS Reviews ‘Shelter in Place’ Policies Following Shopping Center Shootings

UPDATED Just one week ago, every public school in Montgomery County was placed on “shelter in place” as police searched for a suspect in the shopping center shootings in Aspen Hill and Bethesda on May 6th. That decision to shelter every school was a first for the district in a decade, according to Derek Turner […]

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May 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Shelter in Place Orders Lifted at All Schools

UPDATED Montgomery County Public Schools have lifted shelter in place orders for the five schools in the Aspen Hill area. Students at Parkland Middle, Strathmore Elementary, Georgian Forest Elementary, Brookhaven Elementary and Harmony Hills Elementary schools are being dismissed at the normal time.   All shelters-in-place have been lifted and school dismissals will continue on […]

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October 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

Clarksburg High Students Told to Shelter in Place on Friday Morning

Clarksburg High School students were told to shelter in place on Friday morning after officials received a report that a student might have a weapon on campus. Principal Stephen Whiting has written a letter to parents about the incident and posted it on the school’s website. “I want to share with you information about an […]

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October 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Lakelands Parks Middle School Students Told to “Shelter in Place” as Precaution

Lakelands Parks Middle School students were told to “shelter in place” today, after an incident was reported in the adjacent city of Gaithersburg neighborhood. “During the seventh grade walk off, at approximately 1:15 p.m., students and staff heard and saw what appeared to be a person in distress who needed immediate assistance,” said Principal Deborah […]

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July 8, 2015 | Aline Barros

UPDATED: Building Evacuated in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED, July 8, 2:25 p.m.-  Montgomery Couty fire official said electricity was restored at 2:45 a.m. on July 8 and emergency generator continues to operate in the 15-story building in Silver Spring. There is still no air conditioning or hot water. Fire alarms are back on, a fire official said. The building had two electrical fires in […]

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