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Arrest made in Greenbrier school lockdown incident

Posted: December 5, 2013 - 10:54am

An arrest was made Wednesday night in the domestic incident that caused Greenbrier schools to be temporarily locked down. 

Matt Rice, Faulkner County chief deputy, said that the man was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and that other possible offenses are being investigated. Schools were locked down based on concerns that the man might attempt to pick up one of his children after the alleged domestic violence incident and in light of other threats that he may have made, Rice said.

Rice and Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock both said this morning that investigators don’t think at this point that the man actually attempted to pick up a child or approach a school. 

All schools in the district were placed on lockdown, including the elementary school in Wooster. Greenbrier School District Superintendent Scott Spainhour said this morning that based on the information he was given by law enforcement officials “it was pretty evident that they all needed to be locked down.”

“We didn’t know where he was and what the extent of [the alleged threat] was, so we locked them all down.” Schools were opened again by around 3:45 Wednesday afternoon and parents could pick up their children.

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