Unauthorized person prompts code red status at Kilby Shores Elementary

Published 1:16 pm Friday, June 14, 2024

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On Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11:32 a.m., Suffolk Emergency Communication Center received notification of an unauthorized person at Kilby Shores Elementary in the 100 block of Kilby Shores Dr. Suffolk Police responded to the school and detained one individual, an adult male. The school went into a code red status during the incident but is currently in a code green status. No injuries were reported.

A letter from Kilby Shores Elementary from principal Lorrie Banks said, “While students and staff were leaving the building for recess, an intruder entered the building. Staff members immediately noticed the unauthorized individual. The school was placed on a code yellow and authorities were contacted.”

The letter goes on to say the staff was aware of the trespasser’s whereabouts, and no students or staff were harmed. Police arrived quickly and took the suspect into custody. At this time, no other details have been released regarding whether the suspect has been arrested or charged, as police are still investigating the incident.

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Officials confirmed the man was able to enter the school building but did not say how far he was able to get before police detained him.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.