CLINTON — During Wednesday's police pursuit of a domestic battery suspect, Superintendent of Schools Curt Nettles notified families about action the district was taking to keep students safe. Nettles' statement is shown below.
CUSD 15 Families:
At approximately 10:45 a.m. today, we put all of our schools on a soft lockdown by order of the Clinton Police Department. This was not due to any circumstance within our schools. It was due to a police matter going on in the community.
They advised us due to the nature of the issue to go on a soft lockdown until the issue was cleared up. In a soft lockdown, no one is allowed in our out of the buildings for any reason. While in this lockdown, teaching and learning continues to take place as well as feeding the students.
Once the situation was under control, we were notified to cancel the lockdown. The safety of our students and staff is our first priority.