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Elementary School Placed On Lockdown Monday Morning

Posted at 11:14 AM, Nov 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-04 15:45:00-05
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EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Sonoma Elementary School was placed on lockdown Monday morning.

The lockdown, considered a safety precaution, began around 8:30 am and was lifted just after 1pm.

Officers from the Emmett Township Police and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department were looking for a suspect in a breaking and entering in the area.

The superintendent said the lockdown was external, that is, students are moving freely inside the school building.

At 7:55am Calhoun County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the 4000 block of Capital SW in Leroy township for an in-progress home invasion.

The homeowners arrived home and found a man and woman inside of their home. Deputies arrived and found forced entry to the rear door of the home and arrested a 19-year-old Battle Creek woman.

Deputies found that the male fled out of the back of the home on foot. Sheriff K-9 tracked the suspect for several miles near the Sonoma Lake area.

Calhoun County Sheriff Detectives are attempting to identify the male in this case. Detectives believe the male suspect is a light-skinned Hispanic male in his early 20’s, 6′, 170, slender build, wearing a grey pullover hoody with grey sweat pants.

After several hours of searching the area, detectives believe the suspect may have been picked up by a car. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Calhoun County Sheriff Detective Division at 269-781-0880 or Silent Observer 269-781-9700.