UPDATE: NRHEG Schools No Longer In Lockdown

Posted at: 10/01/2013 2:22 PM
Updated at: 10/01/2013 6:30 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The NRHEG School District says a man with a felony warrant caused school lockdowns in New Richland and Ellendale earlier today.

According to the district's website, the New Richland building was in a hard lock down and the Ellendale was in a soft lockdown as a precaution. The schools website stated an escaped felon was hiding in a cornfield one mile south of New Richland.

However, police now believe the suspect may have stolen a car and was never in the area to begin with. They think he may have fled in a black Honda Pilot.  Students were released from school in a normal fashion.

We will have the latest on the search for the suspect and reactions from parents and school officials on ABC 6 News at 10:00.