Edna Hill Middle School, Garin Elementary School and Aim High Child Care in Brentwood were locked down this afternoon by the Brentwood Police Department following an attempted home invasion in the vicinity of the schools.
According to Lt. Tom Hansen of the Brentwood Police Department, the suspect was seen near Wildflower Loop around 12:30 p.m. when a neighbor reported a young black man attempting to break into a nearby home. The suspect fled on foot in the direction of the schools and childcare facility. An 18-year-old Brentwood man was later taken into custody on suspicion of burglary.
“We didn’t hear that the suspect had any weapons,” said Hansen. “But we ordered the lockdown because when you are dealing with potential felons, you don’t know what they are capable of when they are dealing with the police.”
The facilities were locked down for 20 to 25 minutes as a precaution, said Hansen. Once police completed their search of the facilities, classes were resumed for the remainder of the day.
“Everything went very smoothly,” said Hansen. “Everyone did a great job.”
Those with information on the attempted robbery should call the Brentwood Police Department at 925-778-2441.