ARMA — Northeast USD 246 schools were on lockdown for about 30 minutes Friday afternoon, according to Arma Police Chief Howard Camp.
"It was a precautionary measure on our part," Camp said. That action was taken after Crawford County Sheriff's officials reported an incident involving a person with a weapon in Franklin, he said.
Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak said officers encountered a suspect believed to be suicidal about two miles from the campus.
"We recommended the campus be locked down as a precaution," Peak said. "The suspect was arrested without incident."
Camp said dismissal of classes, bus routes and parents picking up students should not be impacted by the lockdown.
A representative of the school district said the lockdown lasted an estimated 10-to-15 minutes. The district posted a notice on it's Facebook page to let parents and others know what was happening.
"We have been notified by authorities of a situation in Franklin and have been informed to go on lockdown,' the notice read. The district representative said she did not know what circumstances led to the lockdown but she understood it was resolved by officials.