S.J. Welsh Middle School lockdown lifted
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - S.J. Welsh Middle School has lifted a precautionary exterior lockdown that was put in place by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office due to an incident in the area, according to the Calcasieu Parish School Board.
Authorities say all students, faculty, and staff are safe.
Spokeswoman Kayla Vincent with the sheriff’s office says the precautionary lockdown was so authorities could search for suspects related to an attempted bank ATM theft in the area.
The suspects are now in custody after they attempted to break into an ATM on Nelson Rd. around 3 a.m. The sheriff’s office says there may be others involved in the incident.
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