Elementary school in Phoenix put on police lockdown
Southwest Elementary School By Andrew Michalscheck
PHOENIX -- Students, faculty and staff at Southwest Elementary School are back to their normal routine, and a lockdown has been lifted.
Phoenix police set up a perimeter around the school and stationed officers on campus for precautionary reasons in connection with an investigation involving threats.
Officers said that a woman began threatening her children, who attend the school, and her husband at a DES building. Her husband advised police that she owns a gun and almost ran him over while in a panic Thursday morning.
Several officers cordoned off the school, while others made contact with the woman at a home nearby. They arrested her for several charges that are pending then went to a second location where they found the gun.
Nobody was hurt and as of Thursday afternoon, the woman was being booked into jail. Her name has not been released by police yet.