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Monrovia Elementary Locked Down Due to Safety Threat

Image: MGN Online

Image: MGN Online

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Monrovia Elementary was locked down due to a safety threat late Tuesday.

Madison County School Superintendent David Copeland confirms that Monrovia Elementary was in lock down while police handled an argument between a delivery driver and a parent. A weapon is reported to be involved.

Principal Cheryl R. Davis sent this email to parents:

“MES Parents,

This email is for informational purposes only. As always, I want to keep the parents and community informed of any happenings on the campus. On this afternoon around 5:20pm a delivery man and a parent had some words said between the two of them in the main parking lot of the school. The delivery man blocked one of the main entrances to the school and would not allow the parent to get by. According to Officer Free a weapon was involved, however, no one was hurt. The delivery man was taken into custody by the police on site.

The school did go into lockdown and all of the students, staff, and everyone was never in danger. As principal, I am very proud of how the afterschool daycare staff performed their duties to ensure everyone was safe at all times.

The safety and well-being of our students and staff will always come first here at MES.

Have a good afternoon.

Cheryl R. Davis, Ed.D.

Principal

Monrovia Elementary School”

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