Sturgeon schools to let out on time despite lockdown
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:41:01 GMT —
Despite a day-long lockdown due to a manhunt in the area, public schools in Sturgeon will dismiss at the regular time of 3:00 Friday.
The schools were put on a modified lockdown Friday morning when suspects in a Moberly bank robbery were thought to be in the area. One suspect was arrested shortly before 2:00, but authorities believe "multiple" suspects may remain at large.
Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols said the public is not in danger, since law enforcement had a "pretty tight perimeter" around the suspects. The area on the Randolph/Boone County line is rural and contains a lot of cornfields.
School officials in Sturgeon say buses will run as normal except for those who live north of Harper Road in Randolph and Callaway Counties. Parents who live in those areas will need to pick their children up from school.