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Jefferson Elementary Center locked down

PARKERSBURG — Jefferson Elementary Center was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon while law enforcement was searching for a suspect, the school system said.

The school released children to their parents and those who ride buses, spokesman Mike Erb said. Unaccompanied walkers were kept until their parents arrived or when the lockdown ended, he said.

Police around 3 p.m. said the lockdown could end. The school contacted the parents of a dozen students remaining at the school.

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