Schools briefly locked down as police chase suspect


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@delgazette.com



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Courtesy photo | Delaware County Jail

Willis Education Center, Smith Elementary School, and Hayes High School were temporarily placed on lockdown Tuesday morning as Delaware police searched for a suspect wanted on a warrant related to a domestic violence case. Shawn M. Hall was arrested and is being held in the Delaware County Jail.

Three Delaware City School District buildings were briefly locked down Tuesday while City of Delaware Police apprehended a wanted man who fled from officers after a traffic stop.

City of Delaware Police Captain Adam Moore said Tuesday that around 9:04 a.m., police received a call that Shawn Michael Hall, 24, a man who had an active warrant for his arrest for an ongoing domestic violence case, was spotted in the area of West William Street and North Liberty Street.

Moore said police located the man and conducted a traffic stop, but Hall fled on foot. Moore said police set up a perimeter in the area and began the search for Hall.

Police notified Delaware City Schools because the man was in the general area of Willis Education Center, Smith Elementary and Hayes High School and the district placed those schools on a perimeter lockdown, meaning no one was allowed in or out of those buildings.

Moore said the lockdown was only a precaution and that Hall posed no direct threat to any of the schools in the vicinity of the pursuit.

Hall was apprehended by police a short time later and taken to the Delaware County Jail. The lockdown was lifted around 10:35 a.m.

Moore said Hall will likely be facing additionally charges, including obstructing official police business.

Hall was being held in the Delaware County Jail on Tuesday.

“The schools appreciate our strong partnership with the Delaware Police Department to ensure we have immediate information when community situations arise that may impact our school operations,” said Jennifer Ruhe, the director of communications for Delaware City Schools. “Working together, we can determine what safety precautions are necessary to ensure student and staff safety.”

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By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@delgazette.com

Willis Education Center, Smith Elementary School, and Hayes High School were temporarily placed on lockdown Tuesday morning as Delaware police searched for a suspect wanted on a warrant related to a domestic violence case. Shawn M. Hall was arrested and is being held in the Delaware County Jail.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.