ECSD schools in session today

Published 12:47 am Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Editor’s note: The following release is from the Escambia Co. School District in regard to whether schools will be open today after authorities are searching for a man wanted for multiple murders.

Escambia County Public Schools Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has announced that as of 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, all schools are set to open at regular times Tuesday morning and all bus routes will operate as normal.


“We are, of course, staying in close communication with local law enforcement as they work to bring the fugitives to justice,” said Malcolm Thomas. “As a grandparent, I understand and share everyone’s concerns. As your school district’s superintendent, I feel that it is imperative that we continue school tomorrow and I assure you that we will also work to be vigilant with our schools’ security.”  


“With many of our students’ parents needing to go to work, we would not want to risk parents having to leave their students at home alone. Should local authorities advise we act otherwise, we will update the local media as appropriate,” added Thomas.



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