Manchester, Mo. (KSDK) - A suicidal man that caused four Parkway School District schools to go on lock out has been captured.
Hanna Woods Elementary School, Southwest Middle School, Parkway South High School, and Wren Hollow Elementary School locked their doors shortly before 5 p.m. Monday and would not let anyone enter the schools as a precaution after a call was made to police about a suicidal man in a wooded area.
Students inside the schools for after-school activities were allowed to leave if a parent is present.
Chief Tim Fitch says a distraught 19-year-old male from Webster Groves was texting with this girlfriend and threatened to kill himself.
His girlfriend called police and told them where he was.
Police started texting the man and eventually convinced him to come out of the woods.
He then led them back into the woods to retrieve the gun.