Michael Graham, Capt. of the U.S. Navy, calls to let people know he is OK after he escaped building 197 after a gunmen entered complex at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington and began shooting. (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)
Eight D.C. public schools that were locked down during the investigation into a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard will reopen as usual Tuesday.
A lockdown at the schools -- and one administrative building -- was lifted before schools dismissed at their usual time Monday afternoon. Afterschool activities were cancelled at Eastern High School and Eliot-Hine Middle School, but all other afterschool and extended-day programs proceeded as usual.
During the lockdown, no visitors or staff were allowed to enter or leave the buildings, and recess for students was held inside.
These schools were affected:
The following charter schools are also on lockdown:
DCPS sent this letter home to parents, which includes lockdown procedures, talking to children after the Navy Yard shooting and talking to children after any shooting.
The 11th Street Bridge and roads in the area are closed.
Metro has also reopened New Jersey Avenue entrance at the Navy Yard station.
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