Van Alstyne Locks Down Schools

4-04-05 – Van Alstyne High School locked down its doors Monday afternoon due to an armed man on the loose that was believed to be in the area. The man was involved in a shooting in Westminster around 12:45pm and was later spotted just a mile away from the high school.

All three Van Alstyne campuses were locked down for almost an hour until police were convinced the man had left the area.

It is the first time the district has ever locked down its schools, but they say it went smoothly.