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Elementary School And District Offices In Sonoma County Briefly Locked Down During Suspect Search

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An elementary school and school district offices in an unincorporated area of Santa Rosa were briefly placed on lockdown this morning as deputies pursued a suspect in the area, authorities said.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office informed Bellevue Union School District Staff around 10:10 a.m. that a search was under way for a suspect in the area of the Palms Hotel at 3345 Santa Rosa Ave., located a short distance from Taylor Mountain Elementary School, district superintendent Alicia Henderson said.

District staff decided to place both the school and nearby district offices on lockdown during the search, which lasted about 20 to 30 minutes, Henderson said.

Deputies were able to apprehend the suspect and the lockdowns were lifted, a sheriff’s office dispatcher said.

The dispatcher said he did not know what crime the suspect was believed to have committed or whether they were armed.

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