UPDATE: 11:45 a.m.: The school lockdown has been lifted and normal schedule is resumed, school officials said.

"Also another thing to be aware of.... a student at Saegert fell and an ambulance has been called to the school.  This is completely unrelated to the lockdown situation," according to an email from the Killeen school district.


UPDATE, 11:04 a.m.: The man in the car was safely detained by police. The man will be taken to a hospital for evaluation, police said. He has not been charged at this time.


UPDATE, 10:20 a.m.: The man in the car in a standoff with police is armed with a gun and is 39 years old, police said.


UPDATE, 9:30 a.m.: The principal of Saegert Elementary sent this notice to parents this morning:

"Hello Saegert Parents, This is Mrs. Charles-Walters, Principal of Saegert Elementary School. An incident has occurred near our school which has required the implementation of our emergency response plan. At this time our campus is in External Lockdown. All Students and Staff are safe in the building. Additional information regarding this incident will be forthcoming."


Saegert Elementary School in Killeen is on lockdown due to a "suicidal subject in the area," a Killeen school official said.

The school, at 5600 Schorn Drive, is in south Killeen not far from W.S. Young Drive, which has also been partially closed.

Police are dealing with the suicidal subject who is in a car in a nearby neighborhood. The school was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

Children at the school are safe, according to police.

The Killeen Police Department SWAT team was seen in the area.

Contact Jacob Brooks jbrooks@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7468

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