CLEBURNE — Cleburne High School and Wheat Middle School were put into a precautionary lockdown Monday after an armed teen stole a car, read a statement from Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford.
The teen surrendered to Grand Prairie police Monday afternoon, and the schools let out without incident.
The sheriff said a 16-year-old boy stole a blue 2007 Suzuki Forenza with Texas plate CW2V568 from the Rolling Oaks area in Cleburne and fled the scene. Authorities said he was carrying a Ruger .357 handgun with several speed loaders.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Department said the boy was upset his father's dying and had a fight with a family member.
The high school was locked down at 10:25 a.m. and a post on the school's Facebook page emphasized there's "no direct threat or danger to the school," and the lockdown is precautionary. Classes within the building continued as scheduled.
The lockdown was extended to the middle school because it is located adjacent to the high school.