ISD 361 Parents, Guardians, and Staff,

     Law Enforcement was notified of an active shooter at Falls High School this afternoon and immediately contacted the high school to lock down.  Falls Elementary was also locked down.  Resource officer was in the building and immediately went to the location that was reported and was backed up by city, county, and other agencies very quickly.  I thank all the responding agencies.  Room by room Falls High School was cleared and then released to the arena.  Once the building was cleared, we allowed student to be picked up and leave.  We apologize for the agonizing wait, but need to assure the area is safe and coordinate the release.  Buildings were again checked following the release of students and are now open for activities if coaches and advisors want to practice.  Students are allowed to come and get any items from lockers and custodians will let students into classrooms if they need items out of classrooms.  School will run as usual on Thursday, September 22.  We are being informed by law enforcement that there were other schools across the state that received the same threat or hoax.  Thank you for your patience. - Superintendent Kevin Grover