Lockdown Friday at Marksville High and Elementary School - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

Lockdown Friday at Marksville High and Elementary School

Posted:

UPDATE:  According to authorities, the suspect was a relative of the secretary at the school. The suspect was said to have walked in the building and asked the secretary for money, but when she said no he allegedly threatened her.

He was then said to have left and the secretary called authorities. From there, Marksville High and Elementary issues a"Code Red" to put the school on lockdown.  

Shortly afterwards, the children were allowed to be dismissed from school.

Marksville High and Elementary Schools were put on lockdown Friday morning when a man was said to have come  into the school and threatened a secretary, according to Superintendent Dwayne Lemoine.

No description of the suspect has been released at this time. 

Matt Jordan is continuing to follow this story. 

_______________________________________________________

 

 

 

UPDATE: According to Police Chief Ellis Walker, children are being released from school.  No update on whether the suspect has been captured. 

Marksville High and Elementary Schools were put on lockdown on Friday morning when a man was said to have come come into the school and threatened a secretary, according to Superintendent Dwayne Lemoine. The man was also said to have a weapon, but we are not sure at this time what the weapon was. 

No description of the suspect has been released at this time. 

Matt Jordan is still at the school working on more details.  

_____________________________________________________

 

UPDATE: The school remains on lockdown at this time, but we are told the children are safe!

According to Superintendent Dwayne Lemoine, a man walked into the school and threatened the secretary with some sort of weapon, but at this time we are not sure what type of weapon.   The man is said to have left the campus, but the school will remain on lockdown until he is apprehended.

A description of the suspect has not been release at this time. We will let you know more as we know more! 

We have KALB News Channel 5's Matt Jordan working on the details.

______________________________________________________________

 

MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) –Marksville High and Elementary are on lockdown.

According to Superintendent Dwayne Lemoine, a man came to the high school campus this morning and threatened the secretary. At that time they called Marksville Police Department and Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office. 

The schools has been placed on lockdown while law enforce enforcement secure the campuses.

Lemoine says everyone on both campuses is safe at this time. 

KALB News Channel 5  has sent a reporter to the campuses.  We hope to have more details soon.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:21:49 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

    Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:53:04 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student.
  • Local Red Cross Chapter slashed in cutbacks

    Local Red Cross Chapter slashed in cutbacks

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:22:44 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Big changes at the American Red Cross on a national level are having an effect on local staffing. As part of restructuring, the Northeast Louisiana Chapter based in Monroe is loosing its executive director and three other full time employees.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Big changes at the American Red Cross on a national level are having an effect on local staffing. As part of restructuring, the Northeast Louisiana Chapter based in Monroe is loosing its executive director and three other full time employees.
  • Shooting on Lowery Street

    Shooting on Lowery Street

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:08:38 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Shooting on Lowery Street sends one person to the hospital.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Shooting on Lowery Street sends one person to the hospital.
  • Stabbing on Church Street

    Stabbing on Church Street

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:14:01 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Multiple stab wounds sends one to the hospital.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Multiple stab wounds sends one to the hospital.
  • Former Presidents to launch Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

    Former Presidents to launch Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:16:28 GMT
    Washinton, DC. (KNOE 8 News &  Media Advisory for Bush and Clinton)- On September 8, 2014, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton will announce the launch of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
    Washington, DC. (KNOE 8 News &  Media Advisory for Bush and Clinton)-On September 8, 2014, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton will announce the launch of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

    Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:40:02 GMT
    Former FBI director Louis Freeh has been hospitalized following a single-car crash in Vermont.
    Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday.
  • Pipe beating leads to arrest

    Pipe beating leads to arrest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:02:44 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Junction City man has been booked into the Union Parish Detention Center accused of striking another man in the head with a pipe.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Junction City man has been booked into the Union Parish Detention Center accused of striking another man in the head with a pipe.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.