Ken-Ton School District Reviewing Response Plan

October 8, 2013 Updated Oct 8, 2013 at 6:44 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

October 8, 2013 Updated Oct 8, 2013 at 6:44 PM EDT

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) - All schools in the Ken-Ton school district went into lockdown two different times during the day Monday after Joseph Hollywood, threatened his wife's life, then burnt his home to the ground.

Ironically, the Ken-Ton school district is still a few weeks away from launching its new emergency management program that would have automatically called every parent in the district.

The superintendent says had it been implemented, it would have prevented many of the frantic calls from parents, wondering what was happening and if their children were safe.

Some parents were kept up to speed via the district's website and through e-text message alerts yesterday.

At Kenmore East High School, closest to the scene, students went into shelter mode, staying in their assigned classrooms.

Some kids at other schools were on the bus during the lockdown. They were required to stay on board until the procedure was over...

If you want to sign up for the district's E-alert program, go to

Hit the tab that says register on the top of the page.