Nearby house burglary prompts New Hampshire school lockdown

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Merrimack, NH, United States (4E) – The Reeds Ferry Elementary School located in Merrimack, New Hampshire has issued a lockdown Thursday morning while police investigate a robbery that happened in a nearby house.

School administrator said a home along Bedford Road has been burglarized Thursday morning that resulted to massive police presence in the area near the school on Lyons Road.

The lockdown has been declared around 11:30 a.m. as a precautionary measure and was lifted when police discovered no evidence of intruders in the vicinity.

“Everything was locked down at the school and the shades were drawn as a precaution. We followed standard procedures,” revealed Matt Shevenell, business administrator.

Shevenell added police arrived in the school to make the students and staff feel as secure as possible, as he stressed that there was never any threat to the school at any time and the lockdown was done as a precaution.

A canine team that helped search for possible burglary suspects followed a trail that ended at the church parking lot.

He said that parents will be notified about the incident via a telephone message and all afternoon pick-ups will continue as scheduled.

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