Southwest Allen Schools Review Tuesday’s Lockdown

By Scott Sarvay
By Maureen Mespell

March 28, 2012 Updated Mar 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - All nine Southwest Allen County Schools were on lockdown Tuesday as a result of the White Shell Drive shooting.

The district's assistant superintendent says that while they can't release the specific details of their procedures, they began their lockdown shortly after being notified by the Allen County Police Department of the shooting.

They say part of protocol is reviewing all lockdowns, and they think they handled Tuesday's shooting well.

SACS Assistant Superintendent Philip Downs says, “We're pretty pleased with what we did. We learned some things and you always do and we'll take some steps to improve the next time.”

Southwest Allen practices lockdowns four times each year, which is two more than what the state requires.

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