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Kids released, Sikeston school no longer on lockdown

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

An elementary school in Sikeston, Missouri was on lockdown for about 45 minutes on Wednesday, January 14.

According to the Sikeston superintendent, at around 3:26 p.m. Sikeston DPS had an "issue" in the area. This lead to a lockdown at Matthews Elementary.

Sikeston DPS Chief Drew Juden said police had a foot pursuit in the area. He said the school was on lockdown as a precaution.

Captain James McMillen said police went to the Pine Street Apartments to do a warrant check. He said the man they were checking on ran out of the back door.

McMillen said police haven't caught him, but there is a warrant for his arrest.

The school is no longer on lockdown; parents are picking up kids and buses are taking kids home.

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