Calhoun High School has resumed normal activities after an alleged robbery at Wells Fargo Bank Tuesday morning had a secure-alert called for the school.
Police are investigating the incident at the bank, which is just up the road from the school on Sandcrab Boulevard.
Port Lavaca Police Chief Colin Rangnow said around 9:50 a.m. a man entered Wells Fargo Bank and handed the clerk a note demanding money. He did not brandish a weapon and was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled in an older model tan vehicle, said Rangnow.
PLPD detectives are gathering more information and several agencies including the Texas Department of Public Safety, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and PLPD are on the lookout for the vehicle.
The man left headed southbound but Rangnow said they were not sure if he continued on Highway 87 or was on State Highway 35.
“We’re continuing to look for him,” he said.
CCISD Superintendent Evan Cardwell said students were secured in their classrooms as a precaution.
“The incident was in close proximity to the school so we took this precautionary tactic,” said Cardwell.
There was not a lockdown of the school, he said. The students were just secured in place until the all clear was given.
“We have resumed normal operations,” said Cardwell.
According to the school’s Facebook post, a “secure alert", or lock-in means that the external doors are locked and students remain inside, as a precaution, until it is deemed safe to move between buildings.