The two suspects in a burglary that caused the lockdown at three Sarasota schools are being questioned by police, according to the Sarasota Police Department.
Officers had determined through their investigation that a lockdown at the schools was no longer necessary at 11 a.m. as they continued to search for the suspects, according to spokeswoman Genevieve Judge.
At about 2:30 p.m., police announced they were questioning two suspects in the case.
On Friday morning, Sarasota High School, Alta Vista Elementary School and Suncoast School for Innovative Studies were placed on lockdown as police searched for the two suspects in a burglary that took place at about 10 a.m. at nearby Sarasota Ford, 707 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota.
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A firearm was stolen from a locked vehicle that was at Sarasota Ford after the burglars broke a window, according to Judge.
“All students are safe,” Judge said in an email once the lockdown was lifted.
The investigation into the burglary remains ongoing.