Schools in the Silver Lake District experienced a “modified lockdown” Wednesday in response to the active shooter situation in Plymouth.
Plympton Chief of Police Matthew Clancy told The Express the directive came in late Wednesday morning from Superintendent of Schools Joy Blackwood who was acting in “an abundance of caution.”
In Plympton, an officer and a cruiser were assigned to the school for the remainder of th school day.
Most students were likely not aware of the situation, Clancy said, and the only real change to their day was that there was no outside recess. At the end of the school day, students were dismissed and sent home in the usual manner.
Blackwood communicated to the schools and the towns’ police departments that with the uncertainty of the Plymouth shooters, keeping Silver Lake District students contained in a safe place seemed to be in their best interest.