Powell County elementary school goes on lockdown

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CLAY CITY, Ky. (WTVQ) – An elementary school in Powell County went on lockdown Friday afternoon.

The Powell County Sheriff’s Office says the school was locked down because of robbery, or attempted robbery, at Whitaker Bank on Main Street in Clay City at around 2:50 p.m.

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The bank is located about a mile away from Clay City Elementary School.

Police say the suspect ran in the direction of the school, prompting the lockdown.

No description was given on the suspect.