Belleville standoff forces elementary school lockdown - KMOV.com

Belleville standoff forces elementary school lockdown

Franklin Elementary School in Belleville was on lockdown for several hours this morning, while police surrounded a nearby home.  They were looking for a suspect in an armed robbery and home invasion last week.  There were a lot of police around, and the school children were never in any danger.  But it is still a shame that a school is drawn into crime in any fashion.  The good news, the suspect was arrested without injury to himself or any officers.  The bad news... there were two children in the home (and two teenagers) who had to see the consequences of alleged illegal activity.  If the suspect had simply walked out right off the bat, perhaps those children would have been spared.

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