4:30 p.m. Update
3:00 p.m. Update Officers have been released from the Quincy schools incident, while others continue to investigate.
Increased patrols will continue around all schools in Quincy and outlying areas.
Sheriff Greg Hagwood commented, “We handle any report like this very, very seriously.”
He indicated that the sheriff’s office was working very closely with the school district on investigating the incident but no suspect or additional witnesses had been located.
Hagwood encouraged parents and students to be increasingly vigilant and to report any suspicious persons in their schools or neighborhoods.
2::00 p.m. Update
Radio traffic suggests law enforcement officers have been pulled from Quincy elementary schools. Feather Publishing reporters are following up on this and will update the status of the schools as soon as we have new information.4/20/2010 1:15 p.m.
All Quincy elementary schools are currently locked down after two students at Quincy Elementary School reported they saw a man in his 30s wearing all black with a black cowboy hat and a gun in his waistband running from the school. All local law enforcement agencies, including SWAT and the Forest Service, have responded to this incident.
Sheriff Greg Hagwood assured parents the situation was under control.
“Right now I’m confident that there’s no students in jeopardy at all.” Officers have also been stationed at the high school, and authorities are searching for anyone matching the suspect’s description.
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