CLINTON — Clinton police say it was a domestic incident that led to Clinton schools being placed on lockdown this morning.
A Clinton Police Department press release states that police were called at 10:27 a.m. to the 900 block of Lawndale in reference to a subject causing a disturbance. Officers on scene found an injured subject, and reported that it was not immediately apparent what caused the injury. Police at that time contacted area schools.
Clinton School District Superintendent Gary DeLacy said it was sometime mid-morning the Clinton School District was notified by police about the domestic disturbance, which was close to the locations of Clinton High School, Bluff Elementary School and Clinton Community College.
"The schools were placed on lockdown as a safety precaution, due to their close proximity to a domestic incident involving possible weapons," Clinton Police Chief Kevin Gyrion said.
The area had been cleared and the lockdowns lifted by early this afternoon.
"There is no threat to the public," Gyrion said.
DeLacy stressed the importance of the district having a school resource officer on site and said the Clinton Police Department has given best-practice advice to the Clinton School District. DeLacy also said the district prepares for a lock-down situation through the Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate (ALICE) training.
The domestic incident is still under investigation.