Monday, 19 October 2015 13:39

UPDATE Perry Schools Lockdown Over, Unrelated Man In Custody

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UPDATE 5:54 PM: NewsChannel 5 IDs the man taken into custody near Edison Middle School as 48 year-old Forrest Sunkle, arrested for attempted murder charges linked to his wife.

He held police at bay for about two hours in a pickup truck he was driving, and was eventually taken into custody at about 12:45 on Monday afternoon.


(Earlier coverage) Things are back to normal in the Perry Local School district, after a lockdown caused by police activity near a school.

NewsChannel 5 reports that Massillon police were looking for a man in connection with the attempted murder of his wife.

He was seen being taken into custody near Edison Middle School.

The district has updated the situation, after some Edison students were bused to Canton Baptist Temple during the lockdown.

In a statement, district officials say the system will operate on a normal schedule the rest of the day.

Edison students will be picked up at Canton Baptist Temple, and Pfeiffer Intermediate students didn't have to be bused there in the first place.

(Perry Local Schools, website) UPDATE: At this time the situation on 13th Street has been resolved. Perry Local School will operate on a normal schedule for the remainder of the school day. Pfeiffer Intermediate students DID NOT need transportation to Canton Baptist Temple. Pfeiffer students and staff will be dismissed per the normal schedule.

Parents/Guardians of Edison students can still pick up their child at Door I on the north side of Canton Baptist Temple.

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