Pal-Mac statement on lifted lockout following nearby police investigation


SEP.7, 2022 — At approximately 3:15 p.m. the Wayne County Sheriff notified the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District that the nearby situation involving a weapon has been secured, and the scene is no longer active. As such, the lockout at the High School, Middle School, and Primary School was lifted.


The District was first notified of the situation by the Wayne County 911 call center shortly before 11 a.m. Immediately, we implemented our District Wide Safety Plan and placed the three schools on lockout. 


As per our plan for a lockout, nobody was allowed in or out of the buildings. Classes were able to proceed as normal. This differs from a lockdown, which is a more severe instance where classes cannot continue.


As the situation continued, the Wayne County Office of the Sheriff instructed the District to keep the lockout in place. 


Afternoon Pre-Kindergarten classes were canceled as a result. 


The Intermediate School was not affected by the lockout, but bus drop offs were initially restricted in certain areas within the Village of Palmyra due to the  previously ongoing Shelter in Place order.


Parents were able to pick their students up immediately following the lifting of the lockout. Students at the Primary School were also bused home as normal. Students at the High School and Middle School were bused home on a delay.


The District and its Director of Safety monitored the situation closely in cooperation with law enforcement until the scene was deemed safe. The District also worked closely with the Director of Transportation to ensure buses could safely take students home.


We understand this situation may have created challenges for families, but this procedure was in effect for the safety of all involved.


We’re grateful for our connection with local police, and for your patience and understanding with the District Implemented its Safety Plans.


Safety remains one of the top priorities of the District.


Thank you.

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