Hazelwood West High School placed on temporary lockdown as police search for suspicious subject


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HAZELWOOD, Mo. – Hazelwood police are searching for an alleged armed suspect near Armstrong Elementary School after receiving a call of a suspicious subject.

Police received a call around 9:40 a.m. about a subject wearing all black and carrying what looked like an assault rifle into the rear of the school near Howdershell Rd.

Responding officers shut down the area and school to search for anyone matching the description. Students were not at the school Friday; however, teachers there did not report seeing anyone entering the school or matching the description.

Hazelwood West High School was put on lockdown and the area was swept by police as a security precaution. Both schools were given the all-clear about an hour later.

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