A lockdown of schools in St. Charles County has been lifted.
Police say a man confronted an employee at Francis Howell High School and threatened to kill himself. A school resource officer removed the man from the building. That is when officers say the man tried to force his way into Francis Howell Middle School. Police were called and the men led officers on brief chase.
The suspect was arrested in the Chesterfield area. Police say no students were in danger and lockdown was soon lifted. A total of four schools were placed on lockdown.
The high school students were moved to the nearby middle school while Crawford County deputies investigate the threat. District officials contacted parents about the incident and no students at the middle school were being released.