PULASKI, Tenn. (WHNT) – Four schools in Giles County were placed under temporary lockdown on Wednesday as law enforcement officers searched for a bank robbery suspect.
Giles County High School, Southside Elementary School, Bridgeforth Middle School and Pulaski Elementary School were placed on lockdown around 1 p.m. after officials notified the school system a bank robbery suspect may have fled south from downtown on Highway 31.
The robbery happened just before 1 p.m. at First National Bank in downtown Pulaski. The man handed the teller a note and got away with cash. No word whether or not he had a weapon. Police did not get a good description of him.
The man ran away from the bank, and because police weren’t clear which way he went, they asked for schools to be placed on lockdown as a precaution.
School bus drivers were instructed to park their buses, take the keys and go inside the schools. The schools dismissed at regular time, 2:30 p.m.
Tee Jackson, Director of Giles County Schools, said schools handled the situation well.
“We appreciate the excellent response we have had from each school. The schools simply went into their drill,” Jackson said. “We are grateful that local law enforcement kept us informed on the issue.”
The bank robber is still on the loose. If you have any information on the crime, please call Pulaski Police at (931) 424-4404.