East Irondequoit Schools impacted by manhunt
Posted at: 09/05/2013 11:54 AM | Updated at: 09/05/2013 6:26 PM
The search for a Rochester man wanted in a double shooting affected school children Thursday.
The East Irondequoit School District put all of its six schools on lockout and it was because of a tip police received. For a short period of time Thursday, no one was allowed in or out of any of the six schools in the district.
Investigators say they were sifting through leads for the last 24 hours and one of those tips ended up being in Irondequoit. Police followed up on a tip Thursday morning that lead them to the East Ridge Manor Apartment Complex, located right across the street from East Irondequoit High School. Immediately after, all six schools were put on lockout status.
Several police units and unmarked cars came out of the complex, but in the end, Marcus Freeman was not there.
Police say these are some of the precautionary measures that can take place during a manhunt, like this one. Children are a major concern when they are conducting these investigations.
Deputy Chief Michael Wood, RPD, said, “Each of those cases has to be handled individually as far as the veracity of the caller. The safety of the people in the community where we respond to, the safety of our police officers and how we actually handle all of those situations.”
What is the difference between lockout and lockdown? A lockout is used when there is an incident occurring in the area of school and it still allows school activities to continue as normal inside. A lockdown is used when there is an immediate threat to the school. Everyone must remain inside until the situation has been declared safe by police. Again, no students were in danger Thursday.