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Information About Code Yellow

Nov. 6, 2019


Fuquay-Varina Elementary Parents,


We wanted to provide you with information about a minor incident that happened at school this afternoon during dismissal.


Just before dismissal today, a student reported seeing suspicious activity. 


We notified a Fuquay-Varina police officer who was nearby on traffic duty.


The officer investigated and determined there was no suspicious activity.


While the matter was investigated, we went into a Code Yellow lockdown, also known as a community lockdown.


In a community lockdown, all exterior doors of the school are locked and no one is allowed to enter or exit the building. Students are permitted to move between classrooms and the school operates "business as usual" with the exception of no outside activities. 


We were in Code Yellow for about seven minutes when the all clear was given and we proceeded with dismissal.


We greatly appreciate the relationship we have with law enforcement and WCPSS Security in responding to such situations. They work closely with us to ensure the safety of our students every day.


Please tell your children they should always feel comfortable telling us about anything that causes them concern.


If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school office. Thank you for your continued support of our school.