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Grenade scare at Oak Park Elementary School causes lock down

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Today, at Oak Park Elementary, a toy grenade brought by a student caused a significant scare, prompting the school to implement a “Shelter in Place” protocol and delay the arrival of students. The incident, which involved a heavy police presence, ended without harm as authorities quickly determined the grenade was not real.

Principal McDonough of Oak Park School addressed the incident in a letter to families, emphasizing the swift action taken by law enforcement and school staff to ensure the safety of students and personnel. “This morning our campus was placed under a Shelter in Place, delaying student arrival due to the discovery of a toy grenade brought by a student. The situation is now resolved, and student arrival has resumed as normal,” stated McDonough.

Local authorities were quick to respond, and the Titusville Fire Department was also on the scene as a precautionary measure. Social media updates from the scene captured the community’s immediate concern, with posts indicating that the area around the school was temporarily blocked to traffic as the situation was assessed.

The school administration has assured parents that they are reviewing the incident with the involved student’s family to prevent future occurrences. “We understand that situations like these can be concerning. We want to thank everyone for your patience and understanding as the safety of our students and staff is a priority,” added McDonough.

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