The report of a suspicious person near East Alton Wood River High School on Monday put several local schools on temporary lock down until police gave the all clear. The high school initially went into a lockdown, then a modified lock down, while the Roxana School District issued a soft lockdown of its schools as a precaution.
The initial report to Wood River Police indicated a person wearing a long black trench coat and a bandana over his face was seen walking near the high school just before 8am yesterday. Wood River officers, along with officers from surrounding communities, searched the area for several hours, but could never find anyone matching the description. Police gave the all clear by the afternoon and the lockdowns were lifted. There were never any threats received by any local school.