A man and woman who ran from police at a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon caused a brief modified lockdown at Wooster City Schools.

The lockdown lasted from about 1:30 to 2 p.m., after police stopped a vehicle at West Highland Avenue and Norway Drive and the male and female occupants of the car got out and ran from officers.

Police received an anonymous tip that a man in the vehicle had warrants for drug trafficking and failure to appear, Chief Matt Fisher said. Police located the female suspect with a K9 and took her into custody but did not find the male, Fisher said.

Police do not believe the two suspects were armed, dangerous or posed any threat to the schools, Capt. Anthony Lemmon said.

Each of the buildings in the Wooster City School District was on a modified lockdown over the course of the incident.

The district made the decision to be “conservative” and put the district on a modified lockdown after being contacted by police, Superintendent Michael Tefs said. Fisher said an officer responding to the traffic stop saw students on the playground at Kean Elementary and stopped to notify school administrators of the situation.

During the modified lockdown, no students went outside for recess and no visitors were admitted to any of the district buildings, Tefs said.

People inside the buildings performed as usual, he said. Had a full lockdown been conducted, Tefs said, barriers would have been deployed and no movement would have occurred inside buildings.

The modified lockdown was intended “to be more of a precaution,” Tefs said.

The lockdown was lifted when the police department “did not feel there was a threat,” Tefs said.

The district contacted parents and other community members on its call list at the beginning and end of the modified lockdown.

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