Three schools in Washington County, Tenn., were on lockdown Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, for around 20 minutes after a robbery in the area. Johnson City Press has the details. After the Subway on Bobby Hicks Highway was robbed around 10:40 a.m., authorities placed Daniel Boone High School, Gray Elementary School and Ridgeview Elementary School on lockdown around 20 minutes later. The lockdown was lifted around 11:20 a.m.
The lockdown was precautionary in nature because the gunman was presumed to be armed and on foot. According to Johnson City Press, Director of Schools Ron Dykes was pleased with how the lockdown procedures proceeded:
Dykes said school resource officers were in at least two schools, and that the lockdown was enacted successfully.
"All went smoothly as our process is intended to work," Dykes said. "It was effective today."
Dykes said media and the community were notified of the lockdown via a mass text message and emails. The situation was also reported on the school system's website.
It is not clear at the time publication if the robber has been apprehended. The article above described the suspect as a white male about six feet tall with a beard and glasses.
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