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All Douglas schools were cleared from a two-hour lock down at 1:50 p.m. after a strange man entered a Cochise County elementary school with body armor and a side arm.

The unknown man with facial hair left Faras Elementary School in a black truck. The Cochise County Sheriff's Department and surrounding agencies searched for the him, including with Cochise County and Border Patrol helicopters. No suspects were located.

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All schools in Douglas were on lock down as a safety precaution. The Cochise County Sheriff's Department will continue to patrol the area. Anyone with information can call the Cochise County Sheriff's Office at 520-432-9500 or 520-803-3550.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.