Marksville Schools Placed on Lockdown - KLFY News 10

Marksville Schools Placed on Lockdown


MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) –Marksville High and Elementary are now on lockdown.

According to Superintendent Dewayne Lemoine, a man came to the high school campus this morning and threatened the secretary. At that time they called Marksville Police Department and Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office. 

The schools has been placed on lockdown while law enforce enforcement secure the campuses.

Lemoine says everyone on both campuses is safe at this time. 

KALB News Channel 5  has sent a reporter to the campuses.  We hope to have more details soon.


-A high school and elementary school were put on lock down in Marksville, LA after reports of a gunman on campus. The situation started around 11 a.m. Friday.
According to KALB in Alexandria, LA, the Superintendent of the school says a man went to the high school and threatened the school secretary.
Another report says that the man had a weapon, but it is not known what type of weapon it was. KALB and say the man is no longer on campus and authorities are searching for him. He is considered a person of interest. There is no official statement on whether or not the man had a weapon, but the schools will continue to be on lock down until the man is taken into custody.
The Marksville Police Department and the Avoyelles Sheriff's Office are on the scene.
The school superintendent tells KALB  and that everyone on both campuses are safe.


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