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Domestic issue cause school lockdown

High School and Junior High were locked down for about 90 minutes.

Posted on Aug. 16, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 16, 2013 at 6:17 p.m.

DUNLAP — The standoff that caused a lockdown at Concord High School and Concord Intermediate Friday afternoon has ended.

Robert Krehn, a neighbor of the suspect, said he saw six S.W.A.T. team members enter the home in the 59000 block of Melrose Place, just west of the school, in Green Valley Estate at around 5:50 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

They exited the home about five minutes later with the subject, who had locked himself inside following a domestic incident.

Other neighbors said they saw flames coming from the house before the S.W.A.T. team entered.

An Elkhart County Emergency dispatcher confirmed that fire units were dispatched to the home just before 6 p.m.

Elkhart County Sheriff Department received a call around 2 p.m. of a disturbance in the area.

Capt. Jim Bradberry could not confirm initial reports of shots being fired. According to Bradberry, a man in the home was refusing to leave the residence.

Concord High School and Concord Intermediate were in lockdown because of the incident, but students have been released to parents and to buses.




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