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West: School briefly placed on lockout because of family violence incident

Brandon Dieterich has been charged with family violence-terroristic threat.
Brandon Dieterich has been charged with family violence-terroristic threat.(Jail photo)
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 3:43 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM CDT
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WEST, Texas (KWTX) - West Elementary School was placed on lockout briefly Tuesday afternoon as authorities responded to a family violence incident nearby.

The lockout was instituted at around 2:20 and children weren’t released until 3 p.m., 10 minutes later than usual, police said.

Police were on campus as a precaution.

Authorities responded to a report that the estranged husband of an employee of West Rest Haven had jumped into the woman’s car as she was leaving work.

Officers later found the woman in the school pickup line without the husband, police said.

The woman told officers she dropped the man off in the Tours-Ross area.

State troopers and local deputies found the man late Tuesday afternoon in Elm Mott.

Brandon Dieterich has been charged with family violence-terroristic threat.

He was taken to the McLennan County Jail.

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