Middletown School Locked Down Over Weapon Report

Middletown Superintendent of Schools, Rosemarie Kraeger, issued a press release regarding the temporary lock down of the Gaudet Middle School, Thursday.

According to the press release, around 1:45 p.m. the Gaudet Middle School principal was notified that a student reported a weapon in the building.

Local authorities were called, and the school was temporarily locked down. Locking down the school is standard protocol for such an event.

Because the incident took place so close to the end of the school day, the school department was not able to notify parents of the situation as quickly as they would have liked. Instead there was a delay in the schools notification system. An email was sent out to parents through the “Gaudet Parent List Serve,” shortly after 1:50 p.m.

The press release issued by the school system states that the school “recognizes the urgency of communicating with our parents in every manner possible and [the school] takes this matter very seriously. ” It then goes on to apologize for “any inconvenience” the lock down might have caused parents.

The incident is still under investigation at this time.