Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
May 7, 2013 11:28 am EDT


BLADENSBURG  — Classes were canceled at East Knox Elementary School this morning after parents were alerted there was an unidentified male in the building.


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According to a parent that spoke to the News this morning, she was alerted there was a situation at the school when she received a robo-call stating there was an unidentified male in the building, but the children were safe. A second call alerted parents that classes were canceled.

Children can be picked up at the Bladensburg school until 11 a.m. today. After that time, they will be taken to the Howard campus where they will be fed lunch. Parents can pick their children up there or the children can ride the bus home as usual.

The building has been evacuated of all teachers and staff. Law enforcement is making a room-by-room sweep of the building.

No information has been released from the district or the Knox County Sheriff’s Office as of 10:15 this morning.

The News has a reporter and photographer on the scene and will report details as they are released.

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