St. John Lutheran School closed after perceived threat
Late Thursday afternoon, Dec. 20, St. John Church and Lutheran School went on a precautionary lock-down due to a perceived threat.
All students, involved in after school activities, were moved to a safe part of the campus and parents were notified.
The Metro West Fire Protection District was on-site and the campus was thoroughly inspected.
Communication Director Carol Wyatt, explained that no danger was detected, but in following “a protocol that was in place before the Sandy Hook shooting” the school was locked-down on Dec. 20 and closed on Dec. 21.
“Our school is fully locked down every day,” Wyatt said, “but yesterday we took the added precautions of canceling activities.”
All after-school programs and community events held on the campus of St. John Church and School were canceled for Dec. 20.
“We had to cancel the school Christmas pageant last night and the kids’ parties today,” Wyatt said. But she assured that the activities will be rescheduled post-Christmas.
The church will resume normal activities as of 3 p.m. on Dec. 21. All weekend church services and all Christmas Eve services will proceed as scheduled.