How to keep your child safe at Pinellas County schools

By NANCY ROSEBERG ReporterPosted March 25, 2019 07:05:06A child safety expert told NBC News that parents should be vigilant when it comes to their children’s safety.

Lynn Public Schools announced Friday that the number of students under the age of five in kindergarten and grades one through eight had risen to over 6,000.

The district’s chief operating officer, Michael Lautenschlager, said the number was still climbing.

“Our goal is to maintain the safety and well-being of our students,” he said in a statement.

Lynndays public schools were closed Friday as a precaution because of a possible fire at a nearby home.

Officials said a fire at the home was contained and no injuries were reported.

A fire at Pinella County Schools on March 12, 2018, in Pinellascook.

Lyns school district issued a statement saying it was an accident.

It said that in the early morning hours on March 10, 2017, two fire crews responded to a reported home fire in the 800 block of South Green Street in the Pinellakas.

One of the crews was called to the home to conduct a fire investigation, while the other was dispatched to the scene to assist in the containment of the blaze.

The fire was contained by 3:30 a.m., the district said.

“We do have a number of additional personnel on standby to respond to incidents,” the statement said.

The Pinellacook Fire Department said the fire was extinguished by 3 p.m.

The school district said in its statement that it was not immediately clear how the home’s sprinkler system was activated and how many students were at the school.

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