At approximately 10 am Wednesday, schools on the Evie Garret Dennis Campus in Green Valley Ranch were locked down after reports of a student with a weapon on campus. Police responded to the incident and contacted a student, but no weapon was found.
The Evie Garret Dennis Campus houses five charter schools: DSST Green Valley Ranch High School, DSST Green Valley Ranch Middle School, STRIVE Prep Green Valley Ranch, Vista Academy and SOAR, an elementary school. The schools include students in elementary school through high school.
According to a letter sent to parents from Laurie Godwin, the head of school at SOAR, the lockdown — where all interior and exterior doors to a school are locked — lasted for about five minutes.
While the police investigated, the school was put on lockout, where only the exterior doors to the school are closed and students and staff can move freely inside the building.
“During the lockdown and lockout, students and teachers did exactly as expected in this type of situation and we are proud of them,” the letter said.