Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


March 28, 2013

School locked down after two women 'got into it' on campus

TROUP — While local school officials are waiting until Monday to see what direction to take following an altercation between two women in the entryway of Troup Elementary School, faculty were praised for smoothly executing the district's Code Red plan.

You always have a plan in place,” said Superintendent Stuart Bird, “and it worked extremely well (because) everybody did what they were supposed to, on cue … I was glad that our administration executed the plan so that everyone was safe. They all did a good job, and the kids never were in any danger because there were no weapons involved. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.”

The incident took place Thursday afternoon “about the time school was letting out and parents were there to pick their children,” Bird said. “Two women were at the entry way at the school – they (apparently) knew each other and they got into it. Because it was at the front door of the school, our principal wisely shut down and went into what we call 'lock-down.'”

Police were contacted immediately and are investigating the incident.

I really don't know if there are any charges at this time, because I've not talked with the police, who are still compiling information – that's why we're waiting until Monday to meet with them,” Bird said.

The district is on Easter break until Monday.


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