St. Pius X School students safe after lockdown

The St. Pius X School was placed on lockdown Tuesday after a truck rammed the front entrance of the ABC2 News station located next door to the school.

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“Soon after the incident happened the police were in touch with the school and ordered the school on lockdown,” Sean Caine, director of communications with the Archdiocese of Baltimore, said.

Caine explained the students and staff drill for emergency situations and were ready to execute the plan.

The school, which has more than 230 students, typically dismisses at 3 p.m., but because of the situation, police and school staff worked together to the the process started early.

Students were organized alphabetically, with the first half of the alphabet being picked up at 2:30 and the rest at 3 p.m.

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“That all happened in a pretty orderly and timely fashion," Caine said.

Once all the students were dismissed, Baltimore County Police escorted staff to their cars.

The school day is set to run as scheduled Wednesday and counselors will be available for any students who are interested.

“The kids are definitely aware of it," Caine said.

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