UPDATE: The soft lockdown at Marsh Elementary School has been lifted.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Marsh Elementary School, 2021 Hawthorne Drive, is on a soft lockdown this morning because of a police presence near the school. We're told there is no danger to staff or students. We will notify you when the soft lockdown is lifted.
Hard Lockdown: Protective action initiated to maximize life safety during an internal security breach where a significant threat to life exists. Building activity ceases, exterior and interior doors are locked, quiet is maintained and personnel seek secure shelter. This is the most restrictive form of lock down.
Soft Lockdown: Protective action initiated to maximize life safety during an external/internal security situation where a threat to building safety may exist. Exterior doors are locked; internal student relocation maybe indicated if threat is to a particular location at the school building. Internal doors may be secured if situation/threat indicates. Building activity may be maintained, however movement within the building is normally restricted. This measure can be modified to meet the needs of the situation or threat and is the most versatile.