Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Heightened security measures implemented by Chippewa Valley, L'Anse Creuse, Utica and New Haven districts following the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting are expected to remain in place through early 2013.
Three weeks, including a holiday break, have passed in Macomb Township schools since the mass shooting in Newtown, CT, but security remains at an all-time high in all local districts. Like countless districts across the state and country, Chippewa Valley, L'Anse Creuse, New Haven and Utica schools heightened their security in the days following the shooting. In Chippewa Valley, those measures are due to remain in place until further notice, wrote Superintendent Ron Roberts in a recent letter to parents. Enhanced security measures include: UCS Superintendent Dr. Christine M. Johns echoed Roberts statements in a Dec. 21 letter to her district's parents. Utica schools will not only enforce the measures listed above but has also asked local …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Public school districts across Macomb Township are tightening their security measures this week in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT.
Try the main entrance of a Chippewa Valley or Utica school this week and you should find it locked. These districts, along with others serving Macomb Township, are tightening security following the elementary school shootings Friday in Connecticut. "We continually review our policies and procedures and we strive to ensure that our schools remain safe places for everyone," Chippewa Valley Superintendent Ron Roberts wrote in an email to parents. "In light of recent events, the district has elected to place all of its building in a modified lockdown (this) week." Read more: How Are You Talking to Your Children About the Newtown School Shooting? UCS Superintendant Christine Johns also sent a letter home to parents over the weekend to inform …
Monday, December 17, 2012
All school buildings will operate under heightened security measures the week of Dec. 17, according to Chippewa Valley Schools administration.
All Chippewa Valley school buildings will operate in a state of modified lockdown this week as administrators continue to review the district's own security measures in the wake of Friday's school shootings in Connecticut. "We continually review our policies and procedures and we strive to ensure that our schools remain safe places for everyone," Chippewa Valley Superintendent Ron Roberts wrote in an email to parents. "In light of recent events, the district has elected to place all of its building in a modified lockdown (this) week." See What Readers Are Saying About Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools, Other No-Gun Zones Security measures for the "modified" lockdown include: "We want you to know that the safety and security of your …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The elementary school was in lockdown for a short time Wednesday afternoon after school administrators were made aware that an unidentified man had entered the school.
Cheyenne Elementary was put into lockdown around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday after administrators learned a suspicious person had entered the school. Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the individual was later identified as a parent who had entered the school through a side door, rather than the main entrance designated for visitors. “He knocked on the door but it was locked,” Wickersham said. “Apparently kids came to the door, he threatened them to let him in, which they did. The individual then came into the school, walked over to where his son’s classroom was and exited the school a short time later.” Wickersham said the parent was identified through security footage and taken into custody to be interviewed. As for possible charges, Wickersham …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Macomb County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate incident after notebook found with disturbing messages.
L’Anse Creuse North went on lockdown around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after a teacher found a student’s notebook that had disturbing messages and bomb-making instructions. The Macomb County Sheriff’s Department responded to the school’s call, and they confiscated the notebook and searched the student’s locker. Students were allowed to go home when the lockdown was lifted in the afternoon. The student and the family are cooperating with the investigation, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said. No arrests have been made. No specific threats were made, but the investigation will continue, the sheriff said.