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UPDATE: Arlington Elementary School in lockdown after nearby home burglary

Post by Joyce Chen on April 22, 2010 at 2:58 pm with 2 Comments »
April 22, 2010 4:19 pm

A Tacoma elementary school was in lockdown Thursday afternoon while police investigated a home burglary nearby.

Arlington Elementary School at 3002 S. 72nd St. was placed on lockdown around 2 p.m. while police used dogs to search the area, according to Tacoma Public Schools spokeswoman Stacy Flores. The lockdown ended at 3:05 p.m., and class was dismissed at 3:30 p.m., the usual time.

Officers received a call at 1:15 p.m. about a burglary at a home on South Alder Street and South 70th Street, according to Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum. Upon arriving, officers spotted two males who fled. Witnesses also indicated there was a third burglar in his late teens who ran from the scene.

All three suspects are in custody, Fulghum said.

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  1. duckfan4ever says:

    This is a fine example of the officers of the Tacoma Police Department and the administrators of the Tacoma Public Schools working collaboratively to both protect our children and our larger community from the dangers posed by the criminal element in and around Tacoma. My green and yellow Duck hat is off to both the police and the schools. Thank you both for doing a great job!

  2. JessicaW71970 says:

    yes, but perhaps next time (and sadly we all know there will be one) PLEASE alert the parents….. I didn’t learn of this until it was over & the school automated call went out.

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