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.


One Response to “Atmore School Placed On Lockdown During Police Standoff”

  1. friction against the machine on April 5th, 2013 9:01 am

    I attended this school during the late 1970s- early 80s. Most excitment we ever saw off campus was a traffic accident. My, how the times have changed.

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