3 Lebanon schools placed on lockdown during suspect search

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LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three Lebanon schools were placed on a soft lockdown Tuesday morning during a suspect search.

Police initially responded to the area of West Forrest Avenue just before 7 a.m. in reference to a vehicle burglary in progress.

According to a release, the suspect fled once approached by the victims before returning to retrieve a left behind item.

Upon his return, police said he brandished a shovel and allegedly threatened the victims.

As officers searched for the suspect, three schools, including Walter J. Baird Middle School, Coles Ferry and Castle Heights elementary schools were placed on a lockdown as a precaution.

The lockdown was later lifted around 8:45 a.m.

The suspect was eventually taken into custody in the Plaza Trailer Park. Police said the suspect is an unsupervised juvenile from Oklahoma.

He’ll face charges of burglary, aggravated assault and evading arrest.

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