Michael Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Cyndy Taymore, Superintendent
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose, MA 02176

For Immediate Release

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Melrose Hoover and Winthrop Elementary Schools Briefly Placed on Lockdown

MELROSE – Superintendent Cyndy Taymore and Police Chief Michael L. Lyle report that the Hoover and Winthrop Elementary Schools were briefly placed on lockdown this morning.

At 10:30 a.m., the Melrose Police Department received a report from the Massachusetts State Police that troopers were in pursuit of a suspect out of Peabody, who may have been in the Mount Hood area. Chief Lyle then immediately notified the school department.

During emergency situations, it is the decision of the superintendent to initiate lockdown mode at schools. Out of an abundance of caution, Superintendent Taymore placed the Hoover and Winthrop Schools on lockdown for approximately 45 minutes, until State Police gave school officials the all clear.

Melrose Police Officers will be stationed at the Hoover and Winthrop Schools during dismissal as a reassurance. Chief Lyle and Superintendent Taymore would like to assure the community that there is no danger to the public.


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