UPDATE 1:15 p.m.--The lock-down at Milton Elementary is being lifted as school officials say an armed suspect is in police custody.

Lafayette Parish School System CAO Joe Craig told KPEL News, "At 12:50 p.m.,  we got word from the principal that the suspect was in police custody and we will be ending the lock down in the next few minutes."

Craig said to ensure their safety, students were escorted in groups to the restrooms and water fountains.  They were also fed lunches in the classrooms as much as possible, or escorted to the cafeteria.

State-mandated testing, which was scheduled for today, was postponed.


UPDATE: Our news partners at KATC say that shots have been heard from the wooded area.

#BREAKING: Our news partners at KATC report that Milton Elementary have locked down campus following reports of an armed individual in a nearby wooded area.

Joe Craig, Administration Officer for LPSS says the school went on lock down about 20 minutes ago. There is no direct threat to the school, but it has been put on lock down as a precaution.

Lafayette sheriff's office says Vermilion Parish deputies are working the case.

We're awaiting additional details.

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