Booker High School was on lockdown this afternoon as police searched for a suspect from a nearby home invasion incident. The lockdown was lifted around 3:15pm.
At 12:50pm police said a witness reported seeing four black males in the backyard of a home in the 3800 block of Bayshore Road. The subjects fled in a tan car and were followed by other witnesses and eventually lost.
About a half hour later in the 3400 block of Clark Drive, another witness reported a group of black males breaking into the back of a home and gave the same description from Bayshore Road. Officers were able to catch three out of the four black males who fled, police said.
Maurice Brooks, 18, was arrested along with two others who are juveniles, police said.
Ferguson added that students would not be released at the normal times. He said the busses will be running late because of the lockdown.
The school that will be most affected by the delays will be Booker Middle School, he added.
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