Five Schools Under Lock Down After Assault, Theft

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    Allen Police Dept. said 38-year-old man, James Shaw, was pistol-whipped, the search continues for suspects. (Published Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011)

    Five schools in Allen are on soft-lockdown after an early-morning assault and car theft.

    At about 8 a.m., 911 dispatch received calls about gunshots and someone knocking on doors.  Officers arrived at the 1000 block of Sandy Trail and found a man, conscious and sitting on the curb, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.

    5 Schools Under Lock Down After Assault, Theft

    [DFW] 5 Schools Under Lock Down After Assault, Theft
    Allen Police Dept. said 38-year-old man, James Shaw, was pistol-whipped, the search continues for suspects. (Published Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011)

    The 38-year-old man, James Shaw, was transported to an area hospital where the wound was determined to not be from a gunshot, but rather from being pistol-whipped. The man's condition is not known.

    A car was taken from the home and was later found abandoned in a nearby alley.

    Allen Police Explain Incident That Lead to Lockdown

    [DFW] Allen Police Explain Incident That Lead to Lockdown
    Sgt. Jon Felty of the Allen Police Department talks about the situation in the 1000 block of Sandy Trail. (Published Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011)

    Police are searching the neighborhood with dogs and helicopters for three black males in connection with the assault and theft.

    Five schools are on soft lockdown while the search for the three men continues. Those schools are Allen High School, Lowery Freshman Center, Curtis Middle School, Reed Elementary School and Marion Elementary School.

    Officials with the Allen Independent School District said it is important to note that no incident has occurred within an Allen school, the lockdown was just an extra safety precaution to prevent an unauthorized person from entering the school.