School Safety and Security Information

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On October 29, 2019, Denton Police were able to quickly resolve a situation that required them to put Denton Elementary School (DES) into lock-down status. As a follow-up, we wanted to share general information about the communication process in these types of circumstances.

We have a strong commitment to sharing accurate information as quickly as possible. However, our first responsibility is to the safety and security of our students and staff. For their protection, we cannot release information that has not been verified or confirmed by police, that may interfere and/or compromise a police investigation, or that may negatively impact police resolving an issue as quickly as possible. All of these restrictions hold true even after an event may appear to have been concluded.

We are grateful to the Denton Police Department for their work, and for sharing accurate information as soon as it was safe for them to do so.  We especially appreciate the understanding and support of the DES families and community.