Poplar Bluff schools no longer on lockdown after report of suspi - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff schools no longer on lockdown after report of suspicious person


A report of a suspicious person close to Poplar Bluff High School lead to a large police search Tuesday morning.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, a Poplar Bluff School District staff member reported seeing a white male dressed in black run west (away from the campus) across Business Hwy 67 at Harper St. 

The initial report suggested that the subject may have been carrying a weapon of some sort. 

For safety reasons, the high school and kindergarten center went on lockdown.

According to the Poplar Bluff School District, the lockdown ended at 9 a.m.

School is back on schedule, and everyone is safe.

According to Poplar Bluff Police Chief, several law enforcement officials from the city police department, county sheriff's office, and highway patrol thoroughly searched the area but found no signs of any such person.

As a precaution, law enforcement presence will reportedly be elevated throughout the school district today.

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