Little Rock authorities are searching the Midtown area for a teen wanted for questioning in an attempted murder and robbery, forcing two Little Rock schools to be locked down for about an hour Tuesday afternoon, officials with the Little Rock School District and Little Rock Police Department confirmed.
District spokesman Pam Smith said that Hall High School and Forest Heights Middle School were put on lockdown around 3 p.m. as Little Rock police searched for a “murder suspect.”
Little Rock Police Department spokesmen Lt. Sidney Allen said school resource officers at Hall High School were asked to pull a student from class to be questioned by police about a 2013 incident, but the student fled the building before detectives arrived.
Allen initially said that the teen was wanted for questioning in a homicide investigation, but in a later statement he said the student was wanted for attempted capital murder and robbery. Detectives would not immediately disclose the specific incident to which the teen is purportedly connected.
Additional school resource officers, as well as extra Little Rock Police Department officers, were brought in to escort students from school to their buses and other rides home around 3:45 p.m. The schools were on lockdown until they let out for the day, Smith said.
No incidents were reported during the lockdown and all children and faculty are safe, Smith said.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more details.