The following message was sent to parents of Greenville County Schools students affected by the manhunt in Greenville via the district's messaging system:
"Dear Greenville County Schools Parent:
"You may have heard about the police action taking placetoday in the Mauldin Road/Parkins Mill Area. As a result of this action,a number of our schools are on lockdown and some roads are barricaded. This action may delay or hinder regular school dismissal. Shoulddismissal be delayed at any school, it will be announced through local media.
"Bus riders who live in the barricaded area will not bedelivered to their homes until law enforcement personnel have deemed it safe todo so. If, due to the barricade, you cannot arrive at school to pick upyour children, they will be supervised until you are able to do so.
"As always, our number one priority is maintaining the safetyand security of our students and employees. The developing circumstancesof today's manhunt and our focus on student and employee safety resulted inmany parents hearing about today's lockdowns from the news media. Weapologize for any distress that may have caused you."
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