Lockout at Forestville schools lifted

On Friday morning, the Forestville Central School District went into lockout after someone made threats against the school.

Thursday night, the school received a call from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office about the threat.

During a lockout, the school day continues as normal, but no one is allowed to enter or leave the building.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Superintendent Renee Garrett announced that the lockout had been lifted.

Here is the statement she released:

“In working with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, it has been determined that it is safe to lift the lockout.  The Sheriff’s Office worked with the District to make this decision.  We appreciate all their efforts.  We would like to thank everyone (staff, students, parents, support staff, community members) that assisted in today’s lockout. 

Student and staff safety is always our first priority.  As such, we take every threat seriously.  This morning’s lockout was a precautionary measure and we are grateful that the school day proceeded without incident. 

We know that the safety of our students and staff is important to everyone.  Based on information from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and in order to allow their investigation to proceed without interference, we determined it was safe for students and staff to be in school today and that it was important to wait to inform every one of the lockout until this morning.”

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