Katharine Drexel Elementary School, a school based in Broussard, Louisiana, is on lockdown as local police search for a person that was seen in the area with a firearm
In a statement with KLFY, Chief Brannon Decou said that, according to a resident’s description, the person reported to police was a black male wearing dark colored jeans and a navy blue jacket. According to the same network, Joe Craig with the Lafayette Parish School System added that it had been a parent in the neighborhood saw the individual and contact the police.
Students had been arriving at school as the lockdown was put into place; they were allowed into the school by police escorts.
UPDATE: According to News 15, the lockdown had been lifted, with police finding no guns or weapons on people questioned in the area.
As this story is developing, more information will be updated as made available.
Katharine Drexel Elementary School Lockdown Updates
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