I want to make you aware of a situation making its way across Baldwin County and our state today.
Some of you may have been notified of a lockdown at your child's school today. Throughout the day, 911 has received numerous calls regarding either a shooter on campus or children being held hostage at various schools. ALL of these instances have been responded to by law enforcement and investigated only to find no threat on campus.
911 and Baldwin County law enforcement have been in constant communication with the school system throughout this process. They believe this is a hoax as it is impacting other counties around the state and also private schools. Local law enforcement is working closely with state and federal agencies at this moment to try and determine the source of these calls.
I cannot begin to tell you how much this angers me! This type of action takes law-enforcement away from our communities and a response like this on our campuses can create serious concern and jeopardy. Having said that, I also want to let you know that we are going to respond to each and every call we receive regardless of whether we believe it is a hoax or not. We cannot take that chance.
I have a favor to ask. There will be many parents who do not read this email and who may not understand what is going on. Please help us keep the rumor mill from spreading false information. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Thank you so much.