Pevely Elementary school students and staff have been evacuated after a suspicious package was found at nearby Pevely Park in Missouri. The package was found around 9:30 a.m. local time.
The Dunklin R-5 School District said that the elementary school students and staff have been evacuated to Herculaneum High School as a precaution.
The St. Louis County Bomb and Arson Team are currently responding to the scene.
At this time, no injuries have been reported and there is no word what the suspicious package is.
The evacuation at Pevely Elementary school just the latest in a string of evacuations, lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States.
Over the course of the past few years, shootings and lockdowns such as these have been a scourge upon the country and people have struggled with coming up with a solution. Lockdowns have become all too common as a means of protection when students and faculty are in danger and today is no different.
This incident follows similar incidents at Dodd Middle School in Connecticut, Windham Public Schools also in Connecticut, Pacoima Middle School in Los Angeles, Millennium Middle School in Florida, and US Grant High School in Oklahoma, which are just some of the places where events such as this have occurred.
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