Dyersburg Middle, Dyersburg Primary placed on lockdown early Monday
Early Monday morning at 8:27 the Dyersburg Police Department responded to a call from a local citizen stating they witnessed a black male running across Frank Maynard Blvd. with a long rifle.
The call resulted in both the Dyersburg Middle School as well as the Dyersburg Primary School being placed on lockdown while members of the DPD searched for the subject.
“Dyersburg City Schools has placed Dyersburg Middle School and Dyersburg Primary School on lockdown based on a report of a suspect in the vicinity of two of the campuses," explained Director of Schools Kim Worley. “We are working with Dyersburg Police Department regarding this report.”
According to DPD Chief Steve Isbell, despite the quick response from officers, the subject was not located and the search ended at approximately 10 a.m.
“We had more than a dozen officers, as well as the K-9 unit, out there searching a wooded area off Frank Maynard Blvd. but we were unable to locate the subject,” said Isbell. “We cleared the area and left at around 10 a.m.”
Following the departure of the DPD, Worley announced the end of the lockdown for both schools.
“Thanks to the Dyersburg Police Department for their work in keeping our schools safe. Dyersburg Primary and Dyersburg Middle will resume to a normal school day as of 10 a.m. on May 3, 2021. These schools are no longer on lockdown.”