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A teacher was robbed in the parking lot of a Little Rock elementary school Friday, according to police.

The robbery at Washington Elementary, 2700 S. Main St., happened around noon, according to Police Department spokesman Lt. Michael Ford.

A suspect is in custody, he noted, adding that interviews were still being conducted. Authorities did not release the suspect's name.

Pamela Smith, communications director for the Little Rock School District, said the campus was put under a “brief lockdown” due to the robbery. No students were at the school; classes start Monday, she said.

In an emailed statement, Smith wrote the school believes this was an isolated crime, but the district’s safety and security team “will be running extended patrols starting Monday.”

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  • mrcharles
    August 10, 2018 at 5:51 p.m.

    Double time.

  • LR1955
    August 10, 2018 at 7:08 p.m.

    We're gonna need the mayor to turn on the Batman spotlight. Little Rock is becoming Gotham City.

  • CCNelson
    August 10, 2018 at 7:49 p.m.

    Where s Tommy Robertson when you need him

  • HM2
    August 10, 2018 at 9:05 p.m.

    They ran Tommy out of town because he was doing too good a job and humiliated the democratic powers that (were).

  • MaxCady
    August 11, 2018 at 9:32 a.m.

    Nowadays the three R's are readin', robbin', rithmetic!! You can still catch Tommy ROBINSON at his liquor store in Brinkley!

  • abb
    August 11, 2018 at 9:52 a.m.

    Arm the willing. Start dispatching these thugs. Return defective products to the manufacturer.

  • GeneralMac
    August 11, 2018 at 9:57 a.m.

    Robbed in parking lot of an elementary school at noon ?

    What do you expect when a city has a crime rate as steep as Little Rock's crime rate?

  • GeneralMac
    August 11, 2018 at 10 a.m.

    "usual suspects" who post here defending Little Rock say that crime is only bad in a few areas of Little Rock.

    Maybe schools should be built outside those dangerous areas if we are going to have robberies at noon.

  • itryed
    August 11, 2018 at 10:42 a.m.

    It's official...the end is near

  • Lsull
    August 11, 2018 at 10:58 a.m.

    Arming the teacher s has a new meaning.

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