TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: According to Tuscaloosa County School System, the lock-out at Tuscaloosa County High School and Northport Elementary School is over. In a statement, the county school system said,
Based on information from law enforcement, school officials determined the lockout could be lifted. Law enforcement presence will remain at both schools throughout the afternoon. We appreciate the cooperation of our families during this situation.Terri Brewer of Tuscaloosa County School System
Tuscaloosa County High School and Northport Elementary School are both currently under a lockout.
According to a press release sent out by the Tuscaloosa County School System Tuesday, there is no imminent danger inside the schools, but the lockout is due to “a possible threat outside the schools” with law enforcement currently investigating the situation.
Terri Brewer, director of public relations for the school system, said in the release that normal operations are continuing inside the school during the lockout, but no one is allowed to enter or leave the buildings.
The release stated that parents at both schools were notified through automated message of the situation and they will be notified once the lock-out is lifted. Messages were also posted on both schools’ web sites.