Alexandria-Monroe, Frankton, Elwood high schools in lockdown



This story has been updated to include new information about the situation.

Alexandria-Monroe Junior-Senior High School, Frankton High School and Elwood High School are currently in lockdown with police and first responders at Alexandria-Monroe, according to police.

Reports from concerned parents began around 10 a.m. on Facebook before Anderson Community Schools sent an email to parents regarding the situation.

"There is an emergency situation at Alexandria-Monroe High School," the email read. "We have very little details. Out of precaution, all of our school buildings are in SECURE [sic] status. This means that there will be no one permitted to enter or exit our buildings."

Madison County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency posted on Facebook at 10:50 a.m. regarding an evacuation of Alexandria-Monroe.

"Alex Monroe HS students are to be picked up by their parents at the Alex Baptist Church at 2107 S. Park Avenue, Alexandria," the post said.

11:47 A.M.: Elwood High School is no longer on lockdown, according to the Elwood Police Department.

1:05 P.M.: Frankton has lifted its secure lockdown, according to Principal Brett Sanders. The school will maintain a secure hold for the remainder of the school day, meaning the school day will continue inside the building, but all exterior doors will remain shut until the end of the school day.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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