Rock Hill middle school briefly placed on lockdown while police search for suspect

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 20, 2014 

— Sullivan Middle School was briefly placed on a preventative lockdown Tuesday afternoon as police search for a wanted suspect in the area, school officials said.

The lockdown went into effect at about 2:10 p.m., but was lifted about 30 minutes later, said Elaine Baker, Rock Hill Schools spokeswoman.

Police were searching for a man wanted for criminal domestic violence, said Lt. Brad Redfearn with the Rock Hill Police Department. By 2:45 p.m., the suspect was in custody.

The preventative lockdown, Baker said, is not like a full-fledged lockdown in which students are restricted to their classrooms. Students are able to move about the school, and parents are able to go in and out of the school.

School officials monitored doors so members of the public not typically associated with the schools were unable to walk in and out, and were prepared to monitor the routine 3:45 p.m. dismissal.

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