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PGCPS to Hold Systemic "Lockdown" Drills Tuesday

No persons will be allowed to enter or exit the buildings during the 20 minute "code red lock down" drill.

On Tuesday at 10 a.m. Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) will hold a system wide lockdown safety drill, according to notifications received by area parents. 

"The purpose of the drill is for staff and students to practice our safety procedures," stated a recorded messaged received by parents of county public school students on both Friday and Sunday evenings.

The drill will reportedly last 15 to 20 minutes. During the drill, no one will be allowed to enter or exit the school buildings. 

The parents of University Park Elementary School students received an email from Principal Nancy Schickner on Thursday notifying them of the upcoming drill. 

"This drill will test internal procedures for protecting our students, teachers and staff in the event of an emergency," wrote Schickner in her email. 

Prince George's schools that serve the Hyattsville area include: 

Hyattsville Elementary School

Hyattsville Middle School

Riverdale Elementary School

University Park Elementary School

William Wirt Middle School

Parkdale High School

Northwestern High School

Eleanor Roosevelt High School

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