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Isely Elementary briefly on lockdown following theft at nearby church

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at 9:43 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at 1:35 p.m.

Isely Traditional Magnet Elementary School briefly went on lockdown following a reported crime at a nearby church Thursday morning, authorities said.

A man reportedly stole money from Resurrection Catholic Church in Bel Aire at about 9:30 a.m. and began walking toward the school at 5256 N. Woodlawn, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. When school officials learned of the theft and the suspect’s location, they requested that the school be placed on lockdown.

A description of the suspect was not yet available.

The lockdown was lifted not long after it was initially imposed, a dispatch supervisor said.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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