Columbus police said a west side elementary school was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon.
Police said that Highland Elementary School, located at 40 S. Highland Ave., was locked down shortly after 3 p.m. The lockdown was lifted about an hour later.
School officials said that the school was let out late because of the Level 2 lockdown, which meant that students were forced to stay where they were in the locked building.
Students were released shortly before 4 p.m.
Officers said that police were searching for a suspect out of a robbery.
Police said a man entered a doctor's office in the 2200 block of West Broad Street, pointed a gun at those inside and demanded cash.
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