Germantown CSD entered into a lockout due to a police matter reported nearby where the suspected individual was not immediately located. Once the suspect was apprehended, the lockout was lifted and activities resumed as normal. Please know that there was no direct threat to the school and this was done as a preventative measure. Thank you to area law enforcement for their quick, efficient work in keeping our community safe.

A lockout situation, which differs from a lockdown, is a response to a potentially dangerous situation outside the building or in the surrounding community. In a lockout, operations within the building continue as normal (such as moving between classes) while law enforcement works to address the external issue. Similar to a lockdown, no one may enter or leave the building until it is deemed safe and the authorities authorize such release.