Lockdown lifted at Wamego School District

A screenshot of surveillance footage that was taken on April 29, 2016 inside the Red Raider Express. (Courtesy: Wamego Police Department)

WAMEGO, Kan. (KSNT) — As of 3:40 p.m. on Friday, the Wamego Public School District is no longer in lockdown.

USD 320 told KSNT News that the Wamego Police Department had asked the district go into lockdown just before 3:00 p.m. Central Elementary, West Elementary, Wamego Middle School and Wamego High School make up USD 320.

The district was told that a robbery took place in the downtown area of Wamego and that police are looking for a suspect.

The Wamego Police Department said in a press release that police went to Red Raider Express after getting a 911 call at 2:45 p.m., which said an armed robbery had just occurred there.

The clerk on duty at the Red Raider Express at 403 Spruce Street said a white male came in, produced a black semiautomatic handgun, and demanded cash. The clerk complied and the suspect left the store.

No one was injured and no shots were fired, but USD 320 was put on lockdown as a precautionary measure. All schools in the district held students inside the school until the lockdown was lifted. The buses were also held in place.

The suspect is described as being between 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with the word “TITLE” in large white or colored letters on the front. He was wearing tan khaki-style long pants, and white tennis shoes. His face was partially covered by a bandana.

Anyone with information concerning the crime is asked to contact Wamego Police at 785-456-9553 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 800-KS-CRIME (800-572-7463).

Wamego Police, Pottawatomie County Sheriff, and Kansas Bureau of Investigation also responded to the scene.

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