Joint Statement Issued By Park City Police and Park City School District Concerning Incident This Morning, Nov. 14
JOINT NEWS RELEASE
Nov. 14, 2017
Joint Statement Issued By Park City Police and Park City School District
Concerning Incident This Morning, Nov. 14
Park City Police Department responded at 9:30 a.m. today (Nov. 14) to a suspicious incident involving a man brandishing a handgun in the field between Park City High School and McPolin Elementary School. A high school student spotted the individual and immediately alerted school authorities.
The schools located at the Kearns campus all went into immediate lockout, and the high school went into lockdown. Law enforcement teams were dispatched to each school to ensure student safety.
The police located the individual at the 1700 block of Kearns Boulevard. Police identified and detained the individual at 10:09 a.m. Appropriate charges are being screened through the City Attorney’s Office.
The lockout at all schools was lifted by police at 10:12 a.m. All schools are back to normal operation.
Police remind parents to follow district protocol and stay away from the schools until law enforcement deems the area safe. Park City Police and district officials thank the student who utilized the “see something, say something” protocol to report suspicious activity to officials.
The Park City Police were assisted by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Utah Highway Patrol.
Parents are asked to review the PCSD Emergency Procedures with their students tonight.Contacts:
Capt. Phil Kirk, Park City Police Department, 435-731-0082
Melinda Colton, Park City School District Communications Director, 801-631-7770