Little Rock, Iowa — A situation with what was called an “unstable” person with a weapon near the Little Rock Elementary building of George/Little Rock Schools the morning of Friday, March 18th caused Lyon County Sheriff’s officials to request a “lockdown” at the school.
Lyon County Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep says that about 9:04 AM, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a man who lives near the school being out-of-control and possibly suicidal. The Sheriff says the man apparently had a gun, and since the home was within a block of the Little Rock elementary, as a precaution the school was contacted and placed into lock-down.
The Sheriff says the situation has since been resolved.
A release from the Sheriff’s Office says the man was taken into custody by Lyon County Deputies without incident and at last report was being evaluated at the Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital.
They say the school was taken off of lock-down at about 9:24 AM.