Good afternoon - this is Ms. Rodgers the Principal of the Phillips Ave Elementary School.

I am following up regarding the incident that occurred on Brown Street earlier today. The Southampton Police have given us an all clear status. As a precautionary measure we are remaining in a lock out mode for the remainder of the day. This means that there is no outside recess or other outdoor activities. Within the building all things remain the same. Students will continue to move about inside the building. Again as a precautionary measure will be slightly adjusting our bus dismissal procedure. As a result your child may be a little late getting home today. The pick up dismissal procedure will remain the same. I want to take a moment to acknowledge my amazing staff for their response to this situation and you - our children's families for your trust with your child's safety.