Created on Friday, 18 February 2011 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Indian Lake Superintendent Pat O’Donnell issued a lockdown Thursday as a precautionary measure while authorities continued their search for Samuel Littleton II, he said this morning.
“(Thursday) we took the precaution of going on a lockdown while authorities search for this very questionable individual,” said Mr. O’Donnell. “We’ve been in contact with authorities and were given no real reason to believe he was in the area, but I thought it best to take the extra precaution.”
A lockdown involves locking all outside doors to the main building, restricting access to the front entrances only where security stood post, monitoring all persons entering and exiting the building.
“Our elementary buildings are locked anyway,” Mr. O’Donnell said, “but the high school isn’t and we just wanted to make sure we were taking every possible step towards ensuring the safety of our students because that is obviously the most important thing.”
Mr. O’Donnell said the district is not on “lockdown” today, however it remains on alert for suspicious activity.
“All of our secretaries have a picture of (Samuel Littleton) and we’ll remain on alert until they apprehend this individual.
“The safety of our students is the utmost concern and we’ll do whatever is necessary to ensure their safety.”