Carlson Elementary School Lockdown Lifted

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 05/16 2014 12:50PM

Updated 05/16 2014 12:59PM

Carlson Elementary School
Carlson Elementary School

UPDATE (12:58pm): District 205 has lifted the lockdown.

ROCKFORD - Police activity in the area prompts a lockdown.

District 205 officials say the lockdown went into effect at 12:20pm.  It wasn't caused by anything happening inside Carlson and that students and staff are safe.  Rockford Police say a man was walking near the area of Pepper and Alpine.  He was armed with multiple handguns and had body armor.  However, police were unable to locate the suspect.

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