Tuesday, March 5, 2013 , Updated 3:09 p.m., March 5, 2013
UPDATED: Lockdown at three Dallas ISD schools in southeast Dallas lifted
A nearby disturbance may have involved a gun, police said.
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Three Dallas Independent School District campuses — Frederick Douglass Elementary School on Jim Miller, Rufus C. Burleson Elementary School on Elam, and E.B. Comstock Middle School on Hodde — are on lockdown at the moment, according to the Dallas Police Department. All three are in southeast Dallas.
Dallas Police Department spokesperson Sr. Cpl. Sherri Jeffrey says officers were called to an apartment complex on nearby N. Masters Drive, where there was “a disturbance involving juveniles.” The schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution.
Jeffrey says two suspects are in custody, and that “there may have been a gun involved.” It’s also not clear at the moment how many people were actually involved in the disturbance.
Officers are near all three schools, but DPD isn’t sure how long this will last. Updates to come.
UPDATE 2:55 p.m.: Jon Dahlander, spokesman for the Dallas Independent School District, says the area has been cleared, and the lockdown has been lifted. The elementary schools will release at 3:15 p.m., as usual, while Comstock’s students will be released 3:45 p.m.
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