Temporary lockdown at Pine Tree HS after reported burglary

Temporary lockdown at Pine Tree HS after reported burglary

LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Pine Tree High School was on temporary lockdown this afternoon, after Longview police reported a burglary in the nearby area.

Police informed school officials that there was a burglary in the area, so Pine Tree ISD decided to go on lockdown as a precautionary protocol, said Vickie Echols, spokesman for PTISD. She said it was a short time later that police said the area was safe, and the school ended the lockdown period.

"It helps us assess the situation and make sure everything is safe and you get all of the information," Echols said. "It's just a safety protocol."

Police have not said whether the suspect has been located and arrested.


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