Columbus Academy Lockdown Lifted After Search For Robbery Suspect


UPDATED: Thursday January 17, 2013 9:28 AM

Columbus Academy in Gahanna was placed under a brief lockdown Thursday morning because of a report of a suspicious person in the area.

A spokesman for the school said that police told officials that they were searching for a person accused in a robbery nearby.

The lockdown was lifted shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Police said that they were searching an area off of Morse Road and Sheffield Drive. A woman reported being robbed by a masked man with a gun at about 8:30 a.m.

The robber got away with the woman's purse and took off into a wooded area, police said.

Students were allowed to go about their normal activities inside of the school’s buildings, but no one was allowed to go outside during the lockdown.

Watch 10TV News and refresh 10TV.com for more information.

©2014 by 10TV.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.