Reports from and indicate that three schools in the Waverly Community School district have been placed on lockdown Friday afternoon as law enforcement officials comb the area for a suspect.

Waverly High School, The Waverly Middle School, and Winans Elementary have all been placed on "shelter-in-place" mode as Eaton County Sheriff Deputies search for an individual reportedly involved in a retail fraud case at the Meijer on West Saginaw Highway.

According to the story, the suspect was allegedly spotted by loss prevention officials at the store breaking into a locked case and making way with products from the electronics department. Deputies arrived at the store, spotted the suspect attempting to flee by car before crashing into a tree near Michigan Avenue and Mall Drive West. The suspect then fled on foot into a neighborhood adjacent to the three schools.

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