Atmore School Placed On Lockdown During Police Standoff
April 4, 2013
An Atmore elementary school was placed on lockdown this morning due to a nearby law enforcement standoff.
An Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s deputy attempted to pick up Clarence Shoemaker on mental commitment papers on Poplar Street near Presley Street, just a couple of blocks from A.C. Moore Elementary School. He had reportedly threatened his mother with a gun Wednesday night.
Shoemaker remained in the house for about 30 minutes as it was surrounded by sheriff’s deputies and Atmore Police officers. He was eventually talked out of the home by his mother and surrendered to police without incident.
A.C. Moore was placed on lockdown as a precaution during the incident.