Four of six Little Cypress-Mauriceville campuses were on lock-down on the first day of classes because of suspicious persons in the neighborhoods bordering school property.

Monday between 9:30 and 10 a.m., the Little Cypress-Mauriceville

administration was advised by district Risk Diversion Officer Chris

Humble there had been burglaries in the Little Cypress community.

Students and staff at Little Cypress Elementary, Little Cypress intermediate, Little Cypress Junior High and Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School were kept in their classrooms and buildings due to a search by local law enforcement that was taking place in the areas surrounding the schools.

Procedures to assure the safety of students and staff were put into place as soon as District officials were made aware of the situation.  The lockdown was downgraded to alert status later in the afternoon when the sheriff’s department suspended the search. 

Plans were underway to assure that students riding the bus were only released to a parent or other responsible party when District officials were notified the last suspect had been captured. 

School staff was able to then follow regular procedures for transporting students home.

Officials emphasized that the suspects had not been seen on any LC-M campus or district property.