PARIS, Ky. (WTVQ) – Paris High School was on lockdown for part of the school day on Wednesday.
Superintendent Stephen McCauley posted on social media the lockdown was the result of “an event” that happened Tuesday evening, but no details were provided.
Paris Police were in the school investigating on Wednesday, according to the post by the superintendent.
During a lockdown, students remain in the classroom, teaching continues and the hallways are kept clear.
Here is the social media post from the superintendent:
Paris Greyhound Family,
I want to thank our students, staff and parents for remaining so calm during the lockdown continue teaching event at Paris High School today. Your behavior and support allowed the Paris Police Department to complete their investigation in a timely manner. A lockdown continue teaching means that students remain in their classrooms and continue learning and the hallways remain clear.
The Paris Police came to our school today to ensure that our students and staff remain safe. Their investigation was in connection to an event that happened last night in our community. Upon completion of the investigation, we were able to end the lockdown continue teaching and return to normal schedule.
We are so thankful for how thorough and professional the Paris Police Department is and was today. Their communication with our staff allowed us to support the investigation in order to resolve it as quickly as possible.
As always, the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. Thank you for your support of our schools.