Four Goodyear schools locked down during search for suspect

GOODYEAR, AZ - Four schools in Goodyear were put on lockdown Thursday while police searched for a suspect with felony warrants who still has not been located, police said.

Arizona State Gang Task Force officers pursued the suspect, a documented gang member, in the area of Dysart Road and Encanto Boulevard around 1:10 p.m. when he jumped a wall and evaded them.

As a precaution, Palm Valley Elementary, St. Thomas Aquinas, Le Petite Academy and Tutor Time were all placed on lockdown, police said.

Goodyear police searched the area with K9 units and a helicopter but weren't able to locate him.

The schools were taken off lockdown at 2:25 p.m., but Goodyear officers remained in the area.

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