Update: School locks down 5th-6th periods

Bret Waelterman
Graphics/Video Editor

Would-be robbers attempted to steal a cell phone at this street corner leading to a lockdown at Webster Groves High School and Webster University.

Would-be robbers attempted to steal a cell phone at this street corner leading to a lockdown at Webster Groves High School and Webster University.

WGHS went into lockdown at 12:14 p.m. on Aug. 13, due to a nearby attempted robbery on the intersection of Lockwood and Plymouth Avenues.

“Two boys, both juveniles, attempted to steal a jogger’s phone,” said WGPD Lt. Andy Miller. “They are currently at (St. Louis County) Family Courts, and they are waiting for charges.”

The lockdown lasted about one hour, and the students were never in danger.  “We went into lockdown for the safety of our students,” said Dr. Jon Clark, principal.

Both suspects were apprehended within two hours of the lockdown, Miller said.

Webster University, which was not in session, also went on lockdown; its lock down lasted about an hour as well.

 

 



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