UPDATE - SCHOOLS ON LOCKDOWN - FROM APS STAFF
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:25:02 EST
Here is an update from Alpena Public Schools Concerning a lockdown at Ella White School.
Shortly after 10:00 a.m. this (Thursday 03-01-18), a unknown male subject, possibly armed with a handgun, was observed on school grounds of the Ella White elementary school.
The subject was described as an older white male, possibly mid-50's, approximately 200 pounds, with scruffy facial hair. The subject was also reportedly a blueish colored hoodie-type jacket. The subject fled the area and was last seen heading on foot towards Blair Street.
Area law enforcement were on scene almost immediately and began a thorough search of the area. Several subjects in the area were detained, but subsequently released. Law enforcement is still searching for the subject.
At this time, all area schools are locked-down as a precaution. THERE ARE NO INJURIES AND THE SUBJECT NEVER HAD CONTACT WITH ANYONE AT THE SCHOOL. ALL STUDENTS ARE SECURED AND ARE NOT IN JEOPARDY.
We will release further information as soon as possible, but in the meantime, PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THE AREA OR TIE-UP POLICE OR 911 PHONE LINES as it will hamper the investigation and other emergency operations.
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