School district officials confirm that the staff and students at Altamont Creek Elementary were briefly put on lockdown yesterday morning at the direction of the Livermore Police Department due to a suspicious man at a nearby park, who was possibly armed with a weapon.
According to a message sent to parents from PJ Daley, the school's principal, the lockdown lasted for about 20 minutes and was only implemented as a precaution.
The following message went out to parents form the Altamont Creek parents:
This is Mr. Daley, Principal. At approximately 11am, we were advised from Livermore Police department to go into lockdown mode. There was a report of a suspicious individual in the park nearby who, according to someone with knowledge of him, was potentially armed. As a precautionary measure, the school went into lockdown mode while the police investigated. At 11:20am we received word that the lockdown was lifted and there was no longer cause for concern. All students and staff followed safety procedures and protocols and no students or staff were in danger at any time. We take all matters of student safety very seriously and work in tandem with the police department to ensure this happens. Thank you and have a good afternoon. Thanks for your cooperation through this situation!
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.