Westside Schools on limited lockdown as precautionary measure - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Westside Schools on limited lockdown as precautionary measure; no threat to school or students

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Westside Schools will remain on a limited lockdown for the remainder of Thursday after police advised the school to go on lockdown after a man was spotted in the area carrying a rifle.

The Craighead County Sheriff's Department alerted the school to lockdown the buildings as a precautionary measure after a man was spotted on a nearby road carrying a rifle.

According to Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann, the man was located around County Road 102 and State Highway 349, and was never closer than a couple of miles to the school.

Sheriff McCann said that Arkansas State Police and Craighead County Sheriff's Deputies were alerted to the area, but never found anyone.

Police and school officials say he never made it to school grounds, and again was never closer than a couple of miles to the school.

The school will remain on limited lockdown, which means they will have limited outside activities, but will be as normal inside the schools.

Police and school officials tell Region 8 News the campus was never in imminent danger.

©2010 KAIT all rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Arrest made in robbery case

    Arrest made in robbery case

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:15 PM EST2018-02-18 21:15:41 GMT
    (Source: Dexter Police Department/Facebook)(Source: Dexter Police Department/Facebook)

    A Southeast Missouri man was in custody Sunday after his arrest in connection with a robbery of a convenience store. 

    A Southeast Missouri man was in custody Sunday after his arrest in connection with a robbery of a convenience store. 

  • breaking

    Man dies in house fire in Blytheville

    Man dies in house fire in Blytheville

    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:53 PM EST2018-02-18 20:53:12 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-02-18 21:02:16 GMT

    A 60-year-old man died early Sunday in a house fire as authorities in Blytheville attempt to find out the cause of the fire. 

    A 60-year-old man died early Sunday in a house fire as authorities in Blytheville attempt to find out the cause of the fire. 

  • Man arrested in connection with Dexter robbery

    Man arrested in connection with Dexter robbery

    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:58 PM EST2018-02-18 20:58:39 GMT
    (Source: Dexter Police Department)(Source: Dexter Police Department)

    The Dexter Police Department is looking for a suspect in a robbery investigation. The robbery occurred on Wednesday, February 14, at around 10:42 p.m. at Break Time Convenience Store. The unknown man fled the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash. The surveillance pictures show the suspect in the store and outside. Anyone with any information about this individual is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Cory Mills at 573-624-5512. Download the KFVS News app: ...

    The Dexter Police Department is looking for a suspect in a robbery investigation. The robbery occurred on Wednesday, February 14, at around 10:42 p.m. at Break Time Convenience Store. The unknown man fled the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash. The surveillance pictures show the suspect in the store and outside. Anyone with any information about this individual is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Cory Mills at 573-624-5512. Download the KFVS News app: ...

Powered by Frankly