Bud Rank Elementary School in Clovis was briefly put on a lockdown Tuesday as police searched for a burglary suspect.
Kelly Avants of Clovis Unified School District said the campus in the Harlan Ranch development was put on lockdown while Clovis officers searched the adjoining neighborhood for the suspect.
Once the lockdown was over, the school switched to a “facility alert” status, she said.
Under a lockdown, children are kept in their classrooms with their teachers. The lights are kept off, and schoolchildren are moved away from windows. Parents are not allowed on campus.
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In a facility alert, teaching continues and lights stay on inside classrooms, but staff is prepared to go into a lockdown at a moment’s notice.