On Tuesday at 10 a.m. Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) will hold a system wide lockdown safety drill, according to notifications received by area parents.
"The purpose of the drill is for staff and students to practice our safety procedures," stated a recorded messaged received by parents of Riverdale Elementary School students on both Friday and Sunday evenings.
The drill will reportedly last 15 to 20 minutes. During the drill, no one will be allowed to enter or exit the school buildings.
The parents of University Park Elementary School students received an email from Principal Nancy Schickner on Thursday notifying them of the upcoming drill.
"This drill will test internal procedures for protecting our students, teachers and staff in the event of an emergency," wrote Schickner in her email.
PGCPS that serve Riverdale Park and University Park children include:
Riverdale Elementary School
University Park Elementary School
William Wirt Middle School
Hyattsville Middle School
Parkdale High School
Northwestern High School
Eleanor Roosevelt High School