at 401 Mcintire Rd, Charlottesville, 22902 United States
Albemarle County Public Schools serves nearly 13,000 students in 27 schools in beautiful Albemarle County, Virginia.
School buses transport students to 27 schools, traveling 16,000 miles daily. The Central School Division Office is in the County Office Building on the corner of McIntire Road and Preston Ave. Every school day, our buses travel a geographical area of nearly 750 square miles to transport our students to and from school. The decision to change the school schedule due to inclement weather is based solely on student safety and takes several factors into consideration. Visit our School Closings web page to learn about our process: www.k12albemarle.org/closings.
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Albemarle High School has been cleared and is considered safe. "Good morning Albemarle High School families and staff: This is Matt Haas, Assistant Superintendent. I want to update you. At this point, the police have completed their sweep of the building. The school building has been determined to be safe by the Albemarle County Police Dept.. We greatly appreciate their work here this morning. At this point, staff and students who are at Greer Elementary School and Jouett Middle School will be transported back to Albemarle High School. All students may return to the school and enter. School administration will resume the schedule for today, as appropriate. Again, the school is safe at this time, and staff and students will be returning. Thank you. We appreciate your patience. We hope that everyone has a very good remainder of the day."
Thank you Albemarle County Police Dept. for your quick response with Albemarle High School staff this am as we went on lockdown. We always appreciate your presence. We also thank parents for their understanding as we handle a situation such as this. We will continue to update as soon as information is available from the police as well as school administration. Each school has a crisis management plan that must be approved by the school board and the state. Our staff go through training that prepares them for school crisis situations from tornadoes to unauthorized people entering school grounds that raise suspicion.
Another update from Matthew S. Haas, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent: "Good morning Albemarle High School staff and families: This is Matt Haas, Assistant Superintendent. At this time, I want to provide a brief update on the lockdown at Albemarle High School. Currently, police and school staff are still sweeping the building. They are about 75 percent complete in their work. Again, I want to repeat that staff and students are safe; no one has been harmed. As staff and students have been evacuated, they have been transported to Jouett Middle School and Greer Elementary School. I want to provide a little bit of background on what happened this morning. At approximately 8:00 this morning, a former student was identified by staff as suspicious as he was on school grounds. He was in possession of a knife. Staff contacted the police. The young man was apprehended, and at that point, the police and the administration of the school placed the school on lockdown. At no point was anyone threatened. The young man did not threaten anyone with the knife, and at no time were any direct threats made to the school building. At this point, we are still in the lockdown mode. We will be updating you when we have more information. Thank you." Follow the Albemarle County Police Dept. Twitter feed for further updates.
From Matthew S. Haas, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent: "Early this morning, school staff detained an intruder at Albemarle High School. No one has been harmed. At this time, all staff and students have been evacuated and will not be allowed to enter the building until police make a determination that it is safe. We will update you when more information is available. Matt" The school is on lock down as a precaution. This affects no other schools. Albemarle County Police Dept. are on the scene clearing the building to ensure the safety all all faculty and students.
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