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Leon High School working with law enforcement to ensure safety of students, principal says

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 14:30:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WTXL) — Leon High School principal sent out a letter to parents Wednesday, addressing the county's curfew in response to the recent demonstrations and upcoming emergency safety drills that will take place this week.

Following Leon County's new curfew, Principal Billy Epting says the school will work with local law enforcement to ensure student safety since the school is close to the downtown area.

The first safety drill will be conducted Friday afternoon.

Read the full letter below:

We are aware that Leon County has implemented a curfew from 11 pm to 5 am in response to local demonstrations. With Leon High School’s proximity to downtown, we are working closely with the LCS Safety and Security personnel as well as local law enforcement to insure the safety of all Leon High School students and staff. If at any time we are informed by LCS staff or local law enforcement of potential danger to our campus, we have the necessary protocols in place to address the situation. Information will be disseminated to parents via email listserv as promptly as possible. As part of our normal operations and state requirements for safety drills, we will conduct an emergency lock down drill followed by a fire drill this Friday afternoon at the end of the last class. Again this will only be a drill.

-Principal Billy Epting