WESTERNPORT - As Westernport Elementary School continues in LOCK-IN mode due to law enforcement activity in the area of Maryland Avenue, the Allegany School System has announced a change in procedure for dismissing school today.

WESTERNPORT - As Westernport Elementary School continues in LOCK-IN mode due to law enforcement activity in the area of Maryland Avenue, the Allegany School System has announced a change in procedure for dismissing school today:

All buses at Westernport Elementary School will dismiss today from the front of the school building. All walkers and carpool students will be walked to the Potomac Fire Company on Main Street in Westernport and should be picked up there at 4 p.m.

No student will be permitted to leave until all have been accounted for at the fire station. Thank you for your patience.

A spokesperson for the county said earlier that there was no danger to students at the school as the incident continued across the tracks from the building.

Afternoon Head Start was cancelled, and afternoon Head Start students remained at the school.

"Please note that a lock-in is a less restrictive posture and is used when a potential threat is originating from an outside source in the surrounding community," the spokesperson said. "It increases school security while retaining the ability to continue to operate normally within the school. All outside activities are suspended."