Lockdown over at Maplewood elementary school

Published 4:57 pm Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — A lockdown is over at a Maplewood elementary school after police took a student’s relative into custody.

Maplewood Deputy Police Chief David Kvam says the woman had access to a gun, and school officials feared she might try to take the student out of Carver Elementary.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/tdcEUo) reports the lockdown started after the student’s family told the school about the relative’s comments.

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During the lockdown, an officer was posted at the school all day and students were not allowed outside for recess.

The lockout ended Wednesday morning. The woman was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.