Lockout at Derby schools lifted after report of suicidal person

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DERBY, Kan. (KAKE) -

Derby police say a lockout at four schools has been lifted and a person reported as possibly suicidal is in custody. 

Police Chief Robert Lee says officers responded at around noon Thursday to a report of a suicidal person possibly armed with a gun. He said the person was walking in the area of Tall Tree and Rock road, near the Target. 

The department said on Facebook that there have not been any threats to any of the schools. 

"Out of an abundance of caution, we requested 4 schools go into their Lockout procedure," the post says.

Derby police said shortly after 3 p.m. that the subject had been located and was in custody.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office assisted in the search with a K-9 and a drone. 

Derby High School sent this message out to parents/guardians:

"Today at approximately 12:20 p.m. Derby High School went into a Lockout status per the direction of the Derby Police Department. During the Lockout all exterior doors at DHS are checked and secured.

All students outside of the building are brought back into the building. Students are not allowed to checkout during this time. All normal operation procedures will continue including lunch.

We appreciate the cooperation of all students and staff during this situation. The incident forcing the lockout is not on the campus of Derby High School and does not involve Derby High School students. A follow up communication will be sent when the Lockout is lifted."

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