Hi All

We just received word from the Suffolk County Police department that there was a bank robbery on Jericho Turnpike, a little over a half-mile from Maplewood. Our school resource officer is already on site at Maplewood, and has no indication that the involved individuals are headed in that direction. However, in an abundance of caution, we are simply going to initiate a lockout procedure at Maplewood. The police officer will remain on site and ensure that people do not come or go while police activity takes place.

Again, we have been assured that there is no direct relation to our school, and the frigid temperatures are certainly curtailing on foot movement. However, it is always best to be safe, and we have therefore initiated this lock-out procedure, which simply means people will not come or go until we have the all-clear from the police, or appropriate parameters in place for dismissal. Typical instruction and movement will continue inside the building.

  

Dave Bennardo