By Pat Maurer
A domestic dispute just outside Clare involving a woman and a man with a handgun prompted Clare City Police and Clare School Liaison Officer Al White to put all three of the Clare School buildings on a lockdown until the man could be apprehended Wednesday morning.
“It was strictly a precaution,” White said. “We didn’t want students to be going between buildings or on the playground until the suspect was apprehended.” He continued, “An altercation occurred and was reported just outside of town about 10 a.m. this morning between a male & female; a handgun was involved; the individual was reported coming into the City, so we locked down the schools down.”
He said the lockdown lasted 15 minutes or less.
Clare Police Chief Brian Gregory said the man had left the scene of the “minor domestic incident,” and was soon located in the city on Third Street and taken into custody by the Clare Police. He said it was originally a county complaint since the home was outside the city limits. “No threats were made against the school or any students,” Gregory added.
He said he believed that a student at one of the three schools may have been a family member of one of the adults involved in the dispute.
The name of the man was not released pending a warrant from the Clare County Prosecutor and an arraignment in 80th District Court.
Thursday morning, Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis said she had not received the report from the Sheriff’s Department as yet.