Modified lockdown lifted at three JCPS schools

2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago Friday, May 03 2019 May 3, 2019 Friday, May 03, 2019 1:17:00 PM CDT May 03, 2019 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Three Jefferson City schools were placed on a modified lockdown Friday afternoon at the recommendation of police, according to a district spokesperson.

Thomas Jefferson Middle Schoool and Lawson and Pioneer Trail elementary schools were on the modified lockdown from approximately 12:15 p.m. until 12:33 p.m., district spokesperson Ryan Burns said.

The school district said the modified lockdown was "a precautionary measure at the recommendation of the Jefferson City Police Department due to a weapons offense by a suspect on foot in the surrounding area."

Police Lt. David Williams said officers investigated a weapons offense in the 4400 block of Merry Lane.

Police said there was no chase. There was no property damage and no one was injured. 

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