Modified Shelter In Place Called Thursday for Thomaston Schools

THOMASTON — Superintendent Francine Coss issued a modified, shelter in place, for all schools for the reminder of the afternoon, shortly after noon on Thursday, September 12. “This modified shelter in place is in response to an unscheduled visitor who came to Thomaston Center School this morning requesting access to the building to ‘share ideas with the school,’ said Superintendent Coss.

According to the Board of Education protocol, the unscheduled visitor was not permitted into the school. However, after the unscheduled visitor left the front door, he tried to access other exterior entrances.

According to Superintendent Coss, an employee from the school saw the unscheduled visitor at one of the exterior doors and then the visitor left the property by car.

The visitor is described as an older male with white hair wearing a blue, short sleeve dress shirt and dark slacks. He was operating an older white Toyota and was last seen heading toward East Main/North Main Street.

This shelter in place procedure requires students and staff to remain indoors. However, it allows scheduled visitors to enter.

The shelter in place was lifted at the end of school day and afternoon activities resumed according to the normal schedule.

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