2 Los Lunas schools on lockdown for short time following parolee runaway in area
October 11, 2018 05:02 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Two Los Lunas schools were placed under lockdown for a brief time Thursday afternoon after district officials said an inmate at a nearby facility escaped, a claim being disputed to an extent by prison officials.
The lockdown procedure was initiated at Katherine Gallegos Elementary and Los Lunas High – two schools fewer than two miles apart from each other – as a cautionary measure at the request of local law enforcement, according to district officials.
Parents are allowed to pick up their children now that the lockdowns are lifted.
"Students at Katherine Gallegos Elementary and Los Lunas High who walk home need to have a parent pick them up," said Los Lunas Schools Spokeswoman Sidney Olivas.
NM prison officials, however, say the incident Martin Costello, "a parolee on supervision who ran away from a residential treatment program," specifically the New Mexico Men's Recovery Academy on Main Street. He was last seen near the high school.
Costello is a Hispanic man who stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds, officials said. He has black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing black denim pants with a long-sleeve black shirt.
Authorities say he should be considered dangerous.
Updated: October 11, 2018 05:02 PM
Created: October 11, 2018 03:57 PM
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