MPD investigates suspicious person outside elementary school

Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 11:57 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2023 at 12:02 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Police Department is investigating a suspicious person seen on Double Tree Elementary school campus Wednesday morning.

MSCS spokespersons say that all students at Double Tree Elementary school have been accounted for and classes are still in session.

The school was placed on a precautionary lockdown but it has since then been lifted.

MSCS says parents are allowed to pick up their children if necessary.

“We do understand that parents had some concerns,” said Dr. Cathyn Stout, MSCS chief of communications. “It is scary to look outside your child’s school and see cameras and police officers. And so, as soon as we were able to let parents who wished to check their children out, we were able to do that, just so they could give their babies a hug.”

MPD is still gathering information; at this time, it does not appear that there was an abduction, according to police.

We will update you as more information becomes available.

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