UPDATE (11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25): The Charleston Police Department says the scene is cleared. No arrests have been made.
Witnesses say they saw a man riding a bike carrying a rifle.
UPDATE (10:37 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25): Metro 911 says the lockdown at four schools on Charleston’s West Side has been lifted.
The lockdown affected West Side Middle School, Mary C. Snow Elementary and Grandview Elementary School, and Chandler Academy School.
Metro 911 has not been told if the armed suspect has been taken into custody.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—Several schools are on lockdown on Charleston’s West Side as law enforcement searches for a suspect.
Kanawha County Metro 911 says that police are looking for a suspect with a gun in the area.
West Side Middle School, Grandview Elementary School, Mary C. Snow Elementary School and Chandler Academy School are all on a precautionary lockdown.
This is a developing story, and we will provide updates as new information becomes available.