Incident results in short lockdown at Hays elementary school UPDATE
An incident Monday morning resulted in a short “lockdown” at Lincoln Elementary School.
Hays USD 489 said Lincoln officials were notified by the Hays Police Department at approximately 9:20 a.m. Monday of an incident occurring two blocks south of the school. Exterior doors were locked, and staff was instructed to keep students indoors. Anyone wishing to enter the school was required to call ahead.
According to the HPD, officers responded at 8:42 a.m. to a report of a suicidal subject armed with a gun near the school. Several streets also were blocked off until the woman was located and provided assistance. One firearm was recovered from a residence.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding as we worked through the situation this morning,” the HPD said in a news release Monday afternoon.
The lockdown lasted about 30 minutes until the incident was resolved, and students continued with regular activities, the district said in a letter to be sent to parents.