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Update: Lockdown lifted at five Ysleta ISD schools
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas Parkland high, middle and elementary schools as well as Parkland Pre-K are currently under a modified lockdown, according to district officials.
Police are dealing with a report of a suicide in progress that is occurring in a residential area near the schools, officials said.
According to district officials, as a precautionary measure determined by the principal, Dolphin Terrace Elementary School was also placed on modified lockdown.
Ysleta ISD officials said the incident is not occurring at any of the schools, but the schools are on a modified lockdown as a result of the incident.
In a news release, district officials said, "All students and staff members at YISDs Northeast-area campuses are safe, and the modified lockdown was instituted as a precautionary measure only."
According to officials, "A modified lockdown at a school involves locking all external doors and keeping everyone indoors. Additional YISD security personnel have been dispatched to the Parkland area to ensure student safety, monitor the situation, and work with law enforcement authorities where necessary.