Newark – At around 10:00 this morning Thurgood Marshall Elementary School began alerting parents that there was police activity near the school.
State Police have not released any details regarding the incident and not much is known about what was happening in the area.
Parents are now wondering what the activity was, some asking “what type of police activity would warrant this type of communication?”, referring to the alert sent out by Principal Amy Selheimer.
“Dear Marshall Elementary Parents/ Guardians,
We are aware of a police presence in the area of the school in regards to a community issue.
This is not a school-related matter.
We are operating on a normal school day at this time. We are not on lockdown. We are in communication with the Delaware State Police and will provide updates as more information becomes available.“
Later in the day, an update was sent to parents notifying them that the incident was over.
“Dear Marshall Elementary Parents/Guardians,
We wanted to provide an update on the police presence that was in the community earlier today. The Delaware State Police has notified the district that they have vacated the area.“
Both the original alert and the update urged parents with questions to contact the Delaware State Police Troop 2 at 302-834-2620.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.