Columbus schools in lockdown

Three Columbus schools went into lockdown Tuesday morning after Columbus Police alerted school officials that they were looking for robbery suspects in that area.

Clubview Elementary, Richards Middle and Hardaway High School initiated lockdown around 10 a.m. and were still in lockdown status at 12:15 p.m., said Muscogee County School District Director of Communications Valerie Fuller. She could not say when it would be lifted.

She said police apparently had caught one suspect, but two others were believed to be still on the loose.

"Lockdown simply means nobody can get in or out of a school," she said, noting it is just a safety precaution to make sure no one can get into a school to harm students or personnel. She said no unauthorized person had gotten into one of the schools.