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October 09, 2007

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District announced today that at approximately 10:15 am, Ketchikan High School (Kayhi) practiced a Code Red Lockdown drill. This Lockdown drill was initiated by Kayhi staff as part of emergency preparedness efforts to provide students and staff opportunity to practice lockdown procedures in a non-emergency setting.

The practice exercise lasted approximately 10 minutes. Kayhi administration reported that the practice drill was executed without incident, are pleased with responses and regularly scheduled classes have resumed.

KGBSD and First Student (formerly Laidlaw) Transportation announced Monday afternoon that school bus routes may experience delays up to 15 minutes when picking up or dropping off students. These delays are due to the decision to re-route all busses away from the Third Avenue bypass due to safety concerns. Safety concerns are the result of several large trees on the hill above Third Avenue bypass that are in danger of falling.

First Student informed KGBSD that bus routes are being altered to avoid the bypass. Due to the alternative bus routes, students and families may experience delays of up to 15 minutes from the normally scheduled pick-up and drop-off times. First Student will continue to use the alternative routes until it is deemed the trees no longer pose a safety concern.


Source of News:

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District - Office of the Superintendent


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