Madison Schools are on lock down past their normal class dismissal time today as police search for a suspect with a knife near the Butler County district’s K-12 campus.(File Photo/Journal-News)

Madison students released after lockdown during search for suspect

A police search for a suspect caused a lockdown at Madison Junior/Senior High School today, but students were released on a delayed schedule after the lockdown ended.

School officials posted an alert on social media about a “domestic situation NOT At OUR school but close to the school, our school is on a lock out! Students may be released late!”

Lisa Tuttle-Huff, superintendent of Madison Schools, said students were kept in the building on the district’s K-12 campus past the normal 2:37 p.m. class dismissal time.

A suspect harmed himself and fled from a scene earlier today in the 5900 block of Beverly Lane, officials said. Sheriff’s deputies searched for the suspect with a drone and a canine officer.

The lockdown ended and students were beginning to be released by about 3:10 p.m. today.

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