Updated: Wentzville Schools on Lockdown Now Safe, Police Say

Police activity near the high school forced school officials to put three Wentzville School District schools on lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

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Fox 2 News reported on the incident that prompted Wednesday's school lockdown in Wentzville. 

From Fox 2

Police responded to the 400 block of Kent Drive regarding a reported home invasion. Because it was reported the suspect fled on foot in an area that lies a few blocks from three schools, the schools were placed on “tightened security”. The students were allowed to move freely inside the buildings to change classes. They were not allowed outside.

The suspect is described as a thin white male approximately early to mid 20’s,  messy blonde hair approximately 3”4” in length, wearing a white tee shirt and blue jeans.

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Wentzville Police have given the three Wentzville schools that were put on lockdown the all clear as of 2 p.m. today. 

Wentzville Patch Editor Tamara Duncan, who is at Wentzville Holt High School, says things appear to be all clear at the high school, with students dismissing and leaving the parking lot in their cars. 

The police situation in a nearby neighborhood began at around 1:30 p.m. and police put Wentzville Holt High School, Wentzville Middle School and Heritage Elementary School on lockdown. 

Students were safe inside their classrooms. The lockdown was to make sure no one exited or entered school buildings, police say. 

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A developing police situation in a Wentzville neighborhood has forced Wentzville School District officials to put three of its schools, including Wentzville Holt High School, on lockdown.

The Wenztville School District confirmed to Fox 2 News that Holt High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday around 1:30 p.m.

Police say an incident that occurred at a home near the school, but did not involve the school, prompted the lockdown.

Wentzville Middle School and Heritage Elementary are also on lockdown, KSDK reports. 

From the Wentzville School District Facebook page: 

Heritage Elementary, Wentzville Middle and Holt High School have all been placed on heightened security on the recommendation of the Wentzville Police Department because of a situation unfolding in a local neighborhood. At this time all entrances and exits are locked at those buildings and dismissal will be on hold until we receive an all clear from the authorities. We will keep you posted and please (know) that the safety of our students is our top priority.

Patch is heading to the scene and will update this story as more details become available. 

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hlane May 16, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Has the suspect been.caught then?
Melissa May 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM
We were actually put on lockdown before 1:15 and we weren't aloud to switch classes. And the lockdown ended for us around 1:45.
Tamara Duncan May 16, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Was that at Holt, Melissa? What was it like? Did you just try to continue with classes?
Holt student May 16, 2013 at 07:27 PM
Classes continued but we were told to move away from Windows and were not aloud to change classes or leave the classrooms. We were ordered to stay in our 6th period and not to move to 7th period till we were told to. Yes this was at Holt.


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