Update: The person of interest was contacted and it was determined there is no credible threat to the school or students. Again in abundance of caution we took extra steps to assure everyone’s safety and would to thank everyone for their cooperation!
Allen Park High School is currently under lockdown as per an alert issued by the Allen Park Police Department on Tuesday, indicating that there is no present danger to the students or school.
The police department initiated what they refer to as a “lock-in” announcement a little before 3 p.m., at a time when students were typically dismissed from school.
As a precautionary measure, police have arrived at the scene and have declared that the school would be releasing students with officers present.
Currently, there is no available information regarding the reason behind the lock-in or any potential danger. Authorities have requested that parents who were waiting to collect their children cooperate as they work to resolve the issue.
Fortunately, no injuries have been reported, and the police department has indicated that they would provide further details as soon as possible.
Allen Park High School issued the following statement:
At 2 PM today, administration was alerted to a threat from an adult outside the building to students in general. The adult was known to law enforcement and they responded immediately. Out of an abundance of caution, we requested law enforcement to be present when we released students at the end of the day. Due to the nature of release, students were let out of the building a little later than normal so that we could exit our building in an orderly fashion.
The safety and security of students and staff is always our top priority. We are not always able to communicate up-to-the-minute when situations are occurring but try to do so as soon as possible when we have information to ensure student safety.