Dew School Locks-Down After Gunshots Heard
THE TEAGUE HIGH SCHOOL Girl’s Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball teams are both sporting perfect 10-0 District 23-AA records with only two games remaining on the district schedule. The Lady Lion Varsity Team has already claimed the District Championship and will be advancing to post season play. The Lady Lions conclude their district schedule with a road game in Marlin on January 29th before returning home on Friday, February 1st to host Riesel in the District Finale on senior night.
Gunshots heard at the Dew School on Wednesday morning, January 24th sent students and staff members into lock-down procedures until Freestone County Sheriff?s Deputies secured the area.
The Freestone County Sheriff?s Office responded to a 9-1-1 call of someone firing a weapon near the Dew School. According to Dew ISD Principal/Superintendent Tome Weeaks, the shots came from private property across the street from the school and the lock-down action was taken as a precautionary measure in accordance with the District?s Emergency Plan. The lock-down began at approximately 10:30 a.m. and lasted until the Freestone County Sheriff?s Department gave the all clear at 11:12 a.m.
Superintendent Weeaks stated that deputies went to the residence where the shots reportedly came from and that no one was home at the residence. The first Deputy on the scene was Deputy Aldrich with Deputy Brewer arriving at the school shortly thereafter.
The Superintendent added that he wanted to insure everyone that the safety of the kids and staff are the upmost importance and all efforts are made to do so. He added that in light of the recent school tragedy in Connecticut and other related events at schools, the Dew ISD had recently spent time updating their emergency practices and procedures to make sure they respond in the best way possible to ensure the safety of the students and faculty each day.
The Freestone County Sheriff?s Department is currently investigating the shots that rang out and caused the district to go into lockdown.
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