At approximatelytoday, the Alexandria Police Department notified Alexandria City Public Schools that an incident had taken place in a residential area of the city. As a safety precaution, the police recommended putting six schools on lockdown: T.C. Williams High School, the T.C. Williams Minnie Howard Campus, Charles Barrett, Douglas MacArthur, George Mason and Matthew Maury elementary schools. All students and staff were safe throughout the lockdown period, which officially ended for all six schools at
Thank you to our staff and students for responding calmly and quickly to the lockdown directive, to the Alexandria Police Department for ensuring the safety of our schools, and to our ACPS families and community members for your patience as we monitored the situation. Please be assured that your children’s safety is our No. 1 priority.