Homestead Elementary School Lockdown Ends As Police Search for Suspect

School was placed on lockdown after suspects ran inside: Police

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    Parents were able to pick up their children about four hours after the lockdown began at the Leisure City K-8 Center in Homestead. Sixth-grader Joshua Molina, parent Kaishle Ayala, Miami-Dade Schools Police Sgt. Ivan Silva and Homestead Police Det. Fernando Morales described what happened.

    A Homestead elementary school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after robbery suspects sought by police ran inside, authorities said.

    Leisure City K-8 Center at 14950 Southwest 288th Street was placed on lockdown at about 10:30 a.m., Miami-Dade school officials said. Parents were finally able to pick up their kids about four hours later.

    Miami-Dade Police said three suspects wanted for a robbery of a lawn business in Miami-Dade were driving a stolen U-Haul truck when they bailed out near the school.

    Two of the suspects ran into the school to get away from officers but were immediately apprehended, police said.

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    A Homestead elementary school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after suspects sought by police ran inside, authorities said. Leisure City K-8 Center at 14950 Southwest 288th Street was placed on lockdown around 10:30 a.m., Miami-Dade School officials said.

    Homestead Police identified them as Carlton Williams, 24, and Jamal Brown, 22.

    The third suspect was still at large and the school remained on lockdown as a precaution.

    "Everybody evacuates the hallways, all the classrooms are immediately locked and nobody is allowed in or out of the school," Miami-Dade Schools Police Sgt. Ivan Silva said.

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    Kaishle Ayala was among the parents concerned while the school was on "code yellow."

    "And I have my daughter, my daughter stays in this school,she's only 5 years old so I can just imagine what she's going through right now," Ayala said.

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