newsshenandoah elementary school locked down due to suspicious person

Shenandoah Elementary School locked down due to suspicious person

Crystal Graham
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A suspicious person was reported at or near Shenandoah Elementary School in Shenandoah leading the school to lockdown at 10:30 this morning.

The Page County school’s live feed reported that “everyone is safe and okay” after a head count in the school’s auditorium.

The update said that the Page County Sheriff’s Office and Police Department remain on site and are conducting room-by-room checks.

According to the report, all traffic has been blocked from the school.

No other schools are implementing lockdown procedures.

Fields Methodist Church is a designated site for parents and guardians to pick up their children. The church is located at 412 Third Street in Shenandoah.

Parents are asked to bring a valid picture ID to pick up children. For parents unable to pick up their children, they will ride their regular bus route home, according to Page County Public Schools.

Lunch will also be provided to all students prior to the 12:30 p.m. dismissal.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.