Schools officials: Lock down lifted from Deer Creek schools

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EDMOND, Okla. — School officials have confirmed that three Deer Creek schools were on lock down.

Deer Creek High School, Deer Creek Intermediate, and Rose Union Elementary were all on lock down, according to Lenis DeRieux with Deer Creek Schools.

A school employee said there was a pursuit in the area, and for safety reasons, they didn’t want kids to leave the school.

The following letter was sent to parents in regards to the lock down.

“Parents,

We wanted to let you know that we have several schools on Lock Down as we were informed by the Oklahoma County Sherriff’s Department they are in a foot pursuit of male suspect who is running from the police.

We do not feel our students are in danger at this time but we are taking full precautions.

We are not allowing anyone to enter or exit the following sites:

Deer Creek High School
Deer Creek Intermediate
Rose Union Elementary

We will let you know when we have been notified that the situation has been resolved.

Lenis DeRieux”

The schools are all about half a mile from each other.

Oklahoma County law enforcement were reportedly searching for a burglary suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male who is about 5’8″-5’10”. Officials say the man is wearing khaki shorts with no shoes and no socks.

The lock down has caused Thursday’s Honors Assembly to be canceled.

The lock down was lifted around 12:56 p.m., and the schools will “dismiss as usual.”

“Parents,

We are now able to resume school.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s department has confirmed the suspect who was on Deer Creek School District Property was attempting burglary.
Sheriff’s are staying on the HS, IS, and RU property for the remainder of the day.
We are now in the process of completing all lunches.
Although some news stations are reporting our evening festivities are cancelled they are NOT.  The Homecoming Parade and Carnival will proceed as planned.
A huge thank you to our staff and students.  You all would be so proud of how well  they handled this lock-down.
Lenis DeRieux”
The Sheriff’s Office said the pursuit started as a home burglary. They have broken down the perimeter and stopped the search for the suspect.

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