Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Hillside Elementary on lockdown as precaution
First Published Sep 25 2012 02:52 pm • Last Updated Sep 25 2012 04:03 pm

An unfolding police situation in West Valley City prompted the lockdown of a nearby elementary school Tuesday afternoon.

A statement by the Granite School District posted on its Facebook page states that officials placed Hillside Elementary School, 4283 S. 6000 West, on lockdown at about 12:45 p.m. because a suspect had barricaded himself inside of a home near the school.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The statement also said there was no threat to the students’ safety and the lockdown was a precautionary measure.

District spokesman Ben Horsley said the school was placed on what’s known as a "soft lockdown," meaning the doors would be locked from the outside and only certain people would be allowed in. Students are still free to move around within the school but won’t be able to leave the building until the end of the school day at 3:45 p.m.

Parents of students at the school were asked to pick up their children directly from the school and escort them home or to have an emergency contact pick pick them up.

"We want to make sure our students aren’t wandering the neighborhood with this happening in the area," Horsley said.

The Tribune will provide more details as they become available.

- Kimball Bennion

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.