The schools in Southlake are on “soft lockdown” since yesterday. We’ve been getting email messages giving us updates on the situation which has been very helpful. Yesterday morning, a fugitive escaped in Grapevine (next city over) while he was being transported from Florida to Nevada. He stabbed the officer who was escorting him in the neck during a stop in the Wal-Mart parking lot with his eyeglasses. I’m not sure how that all played out and I have some simple questions such as how did he get out and how did he escape when he was shackled and handcuffed. I don’t want to say that the escorts were careless because I don’t know, but it seems to me, there had to be some carelessness there.
In any case, Southlake DPS is making an effort to put out more police patrols and the schools are increasing the number of adult supervision in and around the school. They have heightened there security level, but normal school activities are in place.
We are not sure if this guy is still in the area, but we are being very careful. Doors locked at all times and garage closed at all times. This will continue until we are told that he has been caught or that they are sure he is no longer in the area.