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Superintendent's Message to Families After Shooting in City Heights

Following Friday morning's shootout at City Heights that left a Covington Police officer wounded in the foot and a 26-year old man in jail (SEE: Covington Police Officer Shot in City Heights, Alleged Shooter Arrested), Superintendent Lynda Jackson of Covington Independent Public Schools sent out this message to families in the district:

Dear Families:

As you may already know, there was an incident in City Heights Friday that required Covington Schools to take precautionary action to ensure the safety of our children. Though our students were not involved in the incident, we cooperated with police who recommended that we place Ninth District Elementary School and Glenn O. Swing Elementary School on lockdown.

In addition, I asked all schools to have indoor recess and not to take students outside today. The top priority of Covington Schools is to keep our children safe. In order to do this, we work closely with Covington Police and Fire departments any time there is a community safety issue. 

We want to thank all staff, the police department and our parents for your cooperation today.Should you have any questions, please contact your school principal.

Thank you,

Lynda Jackson