UPDATE: As of 1:50 p.m. Thursday, the lockout was lifted and school was back in session.

WINFIELD, KS. – All schools in Winfield, Ks. are currently in a lockout according to USD-465 on Facebook.

The schools are in a lockout/hold as local law enforcement continues an active search for a fleeing suspect in the Winfield area. All students are safe at this time.

In a Facebook post, the Winfield Early Learning Center mentioned that upon dismissal and arrival for today, please do not enter the building. Staff will meet parents outside of the building with their child. For children arriving, they will be brought inside the building a no non-personnel are allowed to enter.

We will continue to update as we learn more information.