Doors at Lewisburg schools temporarily locked as officers searched for suspect

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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — Several Mississippi schools locked their doors Monday morning as authorities searched for a suspect involved in a hit and run.

Superintendent Cory Uselton released a statement saying school leaders locked the doors at Lewisburg Primary School, Lewisburg Elementary School, Lewisburg Middle School and Lewisburg High School as a precautionary measure.

Students remained inside, but continued to follow their normal schedules.

Just before noon, the schools were given the all clear by the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department.

However, it’s unclear if anyone was taken into custody.