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Update: Three adults, four juveniles arrested in burglary that prompted SHHS, Liberty Bell lockdown

February 15th, 2013 1:56 pm by Staff reports

Update: Three adults, four juveniles arrested in burglary that prompted SHHS, Liberty Bell lockdown

Three adults and four juveniles were arrested Friday after a Gilmer Park resident arrived home and found the individuals running from his residence. The burglary prompted Johnson City school officials to lock down nearby Science Hill High School and Liberty Bell Middle School.
According to a police press release, Thomas Shea Bishop II, 18, 4310 Englewood Blvd., Marcus Stewart Wright, 18, 1726 Dave Buck Road, Kinai Shaneal Livingston, 18, 2604 Austin Village Blvd., as well as four juveniles were arrested.
Bishop, Wright and Livingston were each charged with aggravated burglary, theft over $500 and five counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
They were taken to the Washington County Detention Center where they were held on $35,000 bond each. The three were scheduled to appear in Sessions Court Monday at 9 a.m.
Police said the four juveniles were each charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $500. They were set to appear in Johnson City Juvenile Court.
The investigation was continuing.
The "soft" school lockdown ended around 2:15 p.m.
"There was a localized police investigation going on in an area neighborhood where they were looking for someone, and they felt that it would be best to keep all of the students inside," Supervisor of Instruction and Communication Debra Bentley said.
According to Johnson City Police Department Maj. Garry Younger, the investigation stemmed from a report of weapons stolen from a residence on Stanley Avenue.
Younger said officers arrested juvenile students. He did not specify the number of students arrested or what school they attended.
Bentley said both Science Hill High School and Liberty Bell were expected to dismiss at the regular time.
A soft lockdown requires students to stay inside classrooms with faculty. They also do not move between buildings or in hallways.
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Earlier report posted at 2:32 p.m.:
An investigation into a home burglary in Gilmer Park Friday afternoon prompted officials with Johnson City Schools to initiate a soft lockdown across both Science Hill High School and Liberty Bell Middle School.
"There was a localized police investigation going on in an area neighborhood where they were looking for someone, and they felt that it would be best to keep all of the students inside," Supervisor of Instruction and Communication Debra Bentley said.
The soft lockdown ended around 2:15 p.m.
According to Johnson City Police Department Maj. Garry Younger, the investigation stemmed from a report of weapons stolen from a residence on Stanley Avenue.
Younger said officers arrested juvenile students. He did not specify the number of students arrested or what school they attended.
Bentley said both Science Hill High School and Liberty Bell were expected to dismiss at the regular time.
A soft lockdown requires students to stay inside classrooms with faculty. They also do not move between buildings or in hallways.

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Earlier report posted at 1:56 p.m.:
A soft lockdown was initiated Friday afternoon at Liberty Bell Middle School, according to officials with Johnson City Schools.
Supervisor of Instruction and Communication Debra Bentley said she did not know the reason for the lockdown other than it was initiated for “precautionary reasons.”
“I do know that there is nothing going on in the buildings at this time,” she said.
During a soft lockdown, students are required to stay inside classrooms with faculty. They do not move between buildings or in hallways.
Bentley said she did not know when the lockdown was put into effect, but expected that it would be lifted by the time school dismisses.

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