Union schools placed on lockout after suspect from St. Louis runs from police

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UNION, MO (KTVI) – All Union Schools were put on lockout after two suspicious people were spotted in the Franklin County Courthouse parking lot. The suspects, from St. Louis County, are wanted for drug possession.  The man is still at large.

Two suspicious people were stopped by police at the Franklin County Courthouse parking lot. The man and woman were with a third person that had a court appearance in the court in the morning. When the bailiff was checking their background, they discovered that they were both wanted on warrants out of St. Louis County for drug possession. Both fled on foot, the woman was arrested, and the man was able to flee.

Schools in Union were put on lockout. This is where activity inside the school was able to continue. But, students were kept inside for recess. The outside of the school is secured with people unable to enter the school. Police put the schools on “lock out” at 10:30am. The schools were “all clear” at noon.

The Union R-XI School District posted this update to Facebook:

“After speaking with Union PD, we will continue to have our schools in ‘lockout.’ This is no different than what we do on any other day, as what is going on inside the school is completely normal. The only difference is all outside activities are suspended. We will be in constant contact with Union PD to determine our plans for school dismissal and after school outside activities. As always, the safety of our students and staff is a main priority. Thank you for your cooperation.”


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