UPDATE: Verona School District Releases Statement on Manhunt Lockdown; Students had to use Buckets Instead of Bathrooms

The Verona School District has issued a statement on the lockdown that was placed on schools during Thursday

Photo from Shelli on Thursday: "The line outside Glacier Edge in Verona. We had to wait in a line to pick up our son. They are allowing them out one by one with a photo ID"

UPDATED Friday, May 3, 2013--5:15p.m.
Yesterday's manhunt for Paris Poe prompted several schools to go into lock down. That included two Madison locations and all of the Verona School District.

Verona Students were under what's called a hard lock down. The superintendent said they chose that response because all of their schools are within a two-mile-radius of the area authorities were searching--and they were concerned that if Poe found himself trapped, he might act desperately.

Because they were in a hard lock down, they didn't want students wandering around in the hallways. That led to a situation where, in at least one location, students weren't allowed to leave their classroom to use the restroom, instead using buckets behind privacy barriers. The superintendent didn't know how many students had had to use make-shift toilet facilities, but added that they'll be looking at yesterday's events to help guide future procedures. That includes looking at ways to possibly have supervised trips to the restroom.
UPDATED Friday, May 3, 2013 --- 2:56 p.m.

Tweet from NBC15's Rachelle Baillon:

Just spoke with Verona superintendent. Confirmed that students weren't allowed to leave classroom to use the bathroom, had to go in buckets.


Posted Friday, May 3, 2013 --- 12:56 p.m.

The Verona School District has issued a statement after Thursday's lockdown.

Schools were placed on a hard lockdown as the FBI searched for Paris Poe.

To read the letter, click the document link above.

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