Valley View Elementary, East Middle School placed on secure status

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RAPID CITY, S.D. - Valley View Elementary School and East Middle School have been placed on secure status due to an "active law enforcement event," as described by Rapid City Area Schools Community Relations Manager Katy Urban.

Parents should pick students inside the front doors to the schools. If parents are unable to pick up their children, students will be kept in the building until a parent or guardian arrives.

Students who ride the bus will be transported home as usual. 

Urban says this is a precautionary step to ensure the safety of students. "We simply want to prevent children wandering into an active law enforcement scene."

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