Updated: West Grand School District ends lockout
Update at 3:38 p.m. on April 17: The West Grand School District ended their lockout procedures at 3:30 p.m., about an hour after the lockout began, according to Superintendent Darrin Peppard.
“I would just like to say that we really appreciate the work done by the Kremmling Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office for keeping our kids and our team safe,” said Peppard.
Both buildings in the West Grand School District are currently under a lockout procedure due to police activity in the area, according to Superintendent Darrin Peppard. School operations are continuing as business as usual, though nobody is being let in or out of the buildings.
Peppard said that the schools were informed of a law enforcement situation taking place in the area of 11th and Park in Kremmling, and were asked to go into a lockout procedure as a precaution. The schools took action at about 2:25 p.m.
“Our staff knows what we’re doing,” said Peppard. “Our parents have been informed and we’ll continue to keep them posted. But for our teachers and students, it’s business as usual.”
Peppard said that he doesn’t have a timeline for how long the lockout could last, but said that it is possible students and staff will be kept late until the situation is resolved.
“We should know from them by 3:45 if it’s going to affect release times,” said Peppard. “It’s a possibility. If the Kremmling Police Department feels they need to hold our kids and staff in school to keep them safe, then it’s a possibility. We’ll cooperate 100 percent with our police department.”
This is a developing story. We will continue to post updates as they become available.
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