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Several Wentzville School District schools go on ‘soft lockdown’ at request of police

A search for a suspect today led St. Charles County Police to request a ‘soft lockdown’ of several area schools.

The suspect, who was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Henning Road in Dardenne Prairie, had outstanding warrants, the Wentzville School District reported on its Facebook page.

Students in Crossroads, Prairie View, and Discovery Ridge elementary schools, Frontier Middle School, Liberty High School, and the Barfield Early Childhood facility were kept inside during recesses. The school resource officers were on heightened alert.

The police search was called off about two hours later, but the schools had an increased police presence during dismissal as a precaution.

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