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Man allegedly with handgun in nearby neighborhood causes two schools to go on lockout

A lockout issue at McCutcheon High School and Mayflower Mill Elementary School has been resolved.

Posted: Jan 24, 2020 4:08 PM
Updated: Jan 24, 2020 4:43 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A lockout issue at McCutcheon High School and Mayflower Mill Elementary School has been resolved.

A family argument resulted in the two local schools getting put on a lockout.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office said a man possibly had a handgun out while he was in a dispute.

This happened in the Buckingham Estates neighborhood.

That's across the street from McCutcheon High School.

The man's mother contacted 911 during the argument. 

McCutcheon and Mayflower Mill Elementary School were put on a lockout because that's protocol according to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office.

TSCO said the man left his house, got into a car and then officers found him in a different home. 

He surrendered peacefully.

Tippecanoe County Schools released a statement as a reminder of its safety protocol.

It can be found here.

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