Robbery suspect search prompts school lockdown

Published On: Nov 29 2012 08:39:21 AM EST
Updated On: Nov 29 2012 11:00:04 AM EST
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -

Clay County deputies continue to search for two home invasion suspects that prompted a one-hour lockdown at nearby Doctors Inlet Elementary School on Thursday morning.

The Sheriff's Office says two men with guns kicked in the door of a home on College Park Drive in Middleburg about 7 a.m. The gunmen fled and no one was injured. Deputies do not know why the home was targeted.

Students who were already at the school were kept inside their classrooms, and arriving buses were not permitted to unload until about 8:45 a.m., when the lockdown was lifted and all school activities returned to normal.

Clay County schools spokeswoman Darlene Mahla said parents who dropped off children were escorted to their classrooms.

Deputies and K9 units continued to search the area. Anyone who has information regarding the gunmen is asked to call 904-264-6512.

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