Early morning robbery sends school into lockdown
Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:25 PM
An early morning attempted robbery sent Southwestern Schools into a lockdown Thursday morning.
Hanover Police Chief Ron Kroger said the robber occurred next to a Circle K gas station on Lagrange Road, just up the street from Southwestern Schools.
"We had a subject contact us and say he had someone on foot approach his vehicle near Circle K and ask him for all of his money," Kroger said. The subject then fled.
Southwestern Schools Superintendent Steve Telfer said they heard about the attempted robbery at approximately 7:35 a.m. when the schools were locked down.
"We were concerned about the safety of our students and teachers," he said.
Kroger said the subject is a young male and the police department is continuing to follow up on leads.