Local schools locked down as authorities serve warrants

Published: Sep. 12, 2019 at 12:08 PM CDT
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St. Mary’s Catholic School and West Elementary School were locked down Thursday morning as police and U.S. marshals attempted to serve warrants at around 9:30 a.m. at a nearby home in the 400 block of West Spruce Street whose residents initially refused to come out.

“At one point our officers saw a teacher bringing some children out of St. Mary's Catholic School. The school is two houses away from the suspect home. Officers immediately had them go inside,” West police said in a press release.

“The children were in no immediate danger due to the suspect home being contained,” police said.

West ISD officials locked down the elementary school after police notified them about the lockdown at St. Mary’s.

Outdoor activities were halted and outside doors were secured until police gave the all-clear, the district said.

The man and woman emerged from the house as SWAT officers were preparing to make entry at around 11:20 a.m., West police said.

The two were arrested and SWAT team members then cleared the home, police said.

Afterward the lockdown was lifted.

Details about the warrants and the suspects weren’t immediately available.

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