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Sheriff: Elementary school teacher took students to cafe as school was being placed on lockdown

Green Valley Elementary School lockdown
Posted at 3:06 PM, Nov 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-03 16:09:21-04

MONROVIA, Md. — A report of multiple people stabbed at a Frederick County elementary school on Thursday, turned out to be false.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a teacher at Green Valley Elementary School directed the initial caller to dial 911.

Deputies responding to investigate later found out that same teacher, for unknown reasons, took 27 students to a local cafe as the school was being placed on lockdown.

After it was confirmed that no stabbing had occurred, the lockdown was lifted. Normal school operations have since resumed.

Students will be dismissed at their regularly scheduled time.

The school released this statement:

Mid-day today, a call was made to local law enforcement reporting that students and staff at Green Valley Elementary School (GVES) were in danger. Upon notification, the school was immediately put into a lock down status. Working with local law enforcement, the alleged report was deemed non-credible. All students and staff were safe. We applaud our students and staff for implementing what we practice in our safety drills. As always, we appreciate our partnership with local law enforcement and our families and community. GVES was returned to normal operations by days end.

Questions however still remain as to why the 911 call was made, and what the teacher's reasoning was for taking the students off school property.