Students still under classroom lockdown at MS 222

Teachers, parents and students say the so-called lockdown that started last Thursday is still in effect at MS 222. Students must stay in their respective classrooms, while teachers rotate from room to room to teach different subjects. There is increased security within the school, and students are not allowed to move freely through the hallways. Students are allowed, however, to go to the cafeteria for lunch.The Department of Education says a mobile safety task force has been deployed at the school, and is working with the principal and NYPD to resolve some safety concerns.The principal says emergency safety measures are in place because there have been recent disruptive incidents at the school that have taken the focus off learning. He says this time gives officials a chance to investigate the incidents and help return the school back to normal, and that the measures will stay in place as long as it is necessary.

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