Los Alamos Middle School ‘Lock Out’ Wednesday Explained


Los Alamos Middle School had a student disciplinary situation Wednesday that resulted in a “very short lock out”, according to Los Alamos Public Schools Asst. Supt. Jennifer Guy.

In an email to parents, LAMS Principal Suzanne Lynn said when a lock out happens, staff lock their doors and students and staff lock their doors and are instructed to go about their learning. She said it is not a lockdown where students hide in the classroom and that the lock out was brief.

“The student was assisted by our School Resource Officer and kept safe,” Lynne said.

“I know that children who witnessed this are likely upset.  I hope that they have spoken to you and you were able to offer peace of mind.  Tomorrow, we will go to the class in which the incident occurred and allow our students time to process and talk about what happened. The student will not be in class,” she said. “I am very sorry this incident happened and that our students had to go through this today.”

Several residents contacted the Los Alamos Reporter because they observed three Los Alamos Police Department patrol units at the school site.