Four St. Louis Area Schools Locked Down After Gunman Seen Stalking Woods
Four St. Louis area schools were locked down on Monday after an unidentified gunman was seen in a nearby wooded area.
Police called in tactical SWAT units, police helicopters and canine units due to the threat.
A suicidal man forced four St. Louis area schools to go on lock down Monday afternoon.
A suicidal man that caused four Parkway School District schools to go on lock out has been captured.
Hanna Woods Elementary School, Southwest Middle School, Parkway South High School, and Wren Hollow Elementary School locked their doors shortly before 5 p.m. Monday and would not let anyone enter the schools as a precaution after a call was made to police about a suicidal man in a wooded area.
Students inside the schools for after-school activities were allowed to leave if a parent is present.
Chief Tim Fitch says a distraught 19-year-old male from Webster Groves was texting with this girlfriend and threatened to kill himself.
Another local school near St. Louis in Granite City, Illinois was locked down Monday after receiving threats.