3:20 PM update
The Mason City Community School District says the Mason City Police Department has given an all clear on the situation, and they will be dismissing as usual now for Mason City High School, the Alternative High School and John Adams Middle School
MASON CITY — The Mason City Police Department tells KGLO News that due to an ongoing situation, residents in the area of East State Street and Ohio Avenue and the adjacent areas are being asked to shelter in place until further notice. People are instructed to stay away from that area and let police do their job.
FROM THE MASON CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT —- MC Schools was contacted by the MCPD and CG County Sheriff that there is a standoff situation at State St. and N.Ohio.
NO students are or have been placed in danger. Bus routes will run as normal with the exception of the area surrounding N.Ohio and State St.
Jefferson Elementary and Lincoln Intermediate students who are bus riders in the affected area will be contacted by school personnel.
MCHS and Alternative school students who drive will be dismissed as usual but NOT allowed to drive down State St., as the road is barricaded.
Parents may pick up at JAMS as usual, but be aware there will be increased traffic on N. Illinois Ave. Walkers in the affected area may be picked up by a parent or we will ask them to remain at school until we get the all clear. Walkers not in the affected area will be allowed to leave as usual.
This plan has been cleared with the MCPD.