UPDATE: Man in custody that forced Greenbrier schools to be put under lockdown

UPDATE: GREENBRIER (KATV) - Schoolsdistrict wide in Greenbrier were placed under a lockdown on Wednesday afternoonafter Faulkner County authorities said they were on the lookout for a maninvolved in a serious domestic dispute incident. The man is now in custody on domestic batterycharges with possibly more charges to come.

The man, whose name stillhasn't been released by the Faulkner County Sheriff's Department, had twochildren that attended Greenbrier Public Schools and school officials wereconcerned he might come after them.

Scott Spainhour,superintendent of Greenbrier Public Schools, said the decision to put schoolson lockdown was purely a safety precaution.

"We got a call [Wednesday]afternoon that there was some sort of domestic dispute out in the county andjust so happened that we had two kids in two different schools of the family,"said Spainhour. "For precautionarymeasures we felt like it was necessary to lock the schools down."

District parents receiveda reverse 911 phone call around 2:00 PM on Wednesday, letting parents know aboutthe lockdown and that all children were safe with no actual threat to theschool.

But parents like MelissaSaban, mother of three Greenbrier students, said the call lacked informationabout the domestic dispute that caused the lockdown. She said that caused the rumor mill to startturning.

"It's great that they'redoing that," said Saban referring to the phone call. "But it's just kind of scary to not know what'sgoing on with your kids."

However Spainhour claimsthe district didn't even know exactly what was going on at the time heinitiated the lockdown.

"We didn't have all theinformation at the time about what was going on," said Spainhour. "I certainly didn't want to put outinformation that was not accurate. Mymain goal in the 'Alert Now' system, the calling system, is to let them knowthat they were okay."

Lt. Matt Rice with the FaulknerCounty Sheriff's Department told Channel 7 that children were not actually indanger at any point and the lockdown was again purely just a precaution, makingsure the man his department was after wasn't going to try and check hischildren out of school.

The lockdown was liftedroughly two hours after it was put into place. Parents were encouraged to pick up their children as normal but wereadvised that it may take longer to pick them up than it typically does.


GREENBRIER (KATV) - Greenbrier schools are under lockdown.

A domestic dispute began off-campus between a husband and wife who have children in Greenbrier schools, according to Matt Rice with the Faulkner County Sheriff's office. The schools were put under lockdown to prevent either parent from trying to check-out their children before the dispute is resolved.

Authorities emphasized to Channel 7 News in a phone interview that all students were safe and were never in any danger.

Parents are encouraged to pick up their students as normal, though authorities warn it may take longer to pick them up than it typically does.