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Update: Mansfield Schools Operating on Normal Schedule After Lockdown

A fleeing suspect forced two schools to go on lockdown Wednesday as a precautionary measure. The suspect has since been apprehended.

Update: 12:25 p.m.

and are now operating on a normal schedule after a temporary lockdown Wednesday morning.

The schools were placed on lockdown from approximately 9:30-11 a.m. as a precaution after a suspect fled from police as they attempted to serve him with a warrant, according to Superintendent of Schools Fred Baruzzi.

"The individual didn't have any intention of doing anything that we're aware of to the schools," Baruzzi said. "We thought it was a prudent move."

The suspect, who fled on Coventry Road, was apprehended a short time later just north of Stearns Road, according to Sgt. Richard Cournoyer of the Mansfield Resident State Trooper's Office.

The suspect has since been taken into custody and is currently being processed at the Connecticut State Police Troop C Barracks.

Check back with Mansfield-Storrs Patch for more information as it becomes available.

GregoryRobertSamuels September 12, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Save Southeast School!!
ric hossack September 12, 2012 at 11:52 PM
What is most disturbing is that this home invasion occurred over a week ago ! And we are just finding out about it now..... keep the public in the dark and that will assure a nice comfortable populace.

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