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Pittsburgh Public Schools to operate on modified lockdown after Texas elementary school shooting

Pittsburgh Public Schools to operate on modified lockdown Wednesday
Pittsburgh Public Schools to operate on modified lockdown Wednesday 00:16

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Public Schools will operate on a modified lockdown on Wednesday as an added precautionary measure.

The district made the decision after the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday. 

"Only persons with a prescheduled appointment will be permitted to enter any facility during the modified lockdown. Materials will be sent to schools to assist staff with discussions with students, and additional student and staff support will be available for anyone who needs it," the district said in a release.

The district said staff and families will be notified of the modified lockdown through a robocall on Wednesday morning. 

The district's statement on the deadly shooting in Texas can be found below:

"We are heartbroken by the horrific tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. At no time should the tranquility of school become the nightmare it has today. We grieve with the family members of the victims, and our thoughts are with the leadership, staff, children, families, and the entire Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District as they face the days ahead following such a tragedy."

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