Miami Palmetto Senior High School Undergoes Lockdown

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, Online Managing Editor

Miami Palmetto Senior High School underwent code red lockdown on the morning of Monday, June 5th. The lockdown began between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. and ended at 9:31 a.m., after lasting through a portion of first and all of second period. During this period no one was allowed to leave or enter the school’s campus.

The lockdown came about as a response to police pursuit of a suspected burglar in the area around the school. Coral Gables officials say three burglars attempted to break into a home in the neighborhood Sunday night. While two were arrested, the third burglar fled and was the subject of the pursuit Monday morning. The suspect ran into Pinecrest from Coral Gables during pursuit by Coral Gables police. Officers from both Coral Gables and Pinecrest participated in the pursuit.

As the suspect neared the school, Miami-Dade County Public Schools police officers were instructed to place the school under lockdown to ensure the safety of the students. According to MDCPS officers, the suspect got as close as one block away from the school, but never entered the MPSH campus. The suspect was apprehended and soon after the school lifted its lockdown.

We will update this story as more details arise regarding the burglary and the lockdown. Stay tuned for more information.