UPDATE: Alleged abduction attempt of local woman prompts Bloomfield Schools to go on lockdown


BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – An alleged abduction attempt of a woman leads a local school district to go on lockdown.

According to Bloomfield Police, a woman reports that an older man grabbed her arm after she approached his vehicle and tried to get her to go with him.

The incident allegedly happened on Spring Street between Seminary and Lewis Streets.

The woman got away and called police. The man’s vehicle is described as a green Kia Soul or Scion Xb.

If anyone has any information or video of the incident, they’re asked to call Bloomfield Police Dispatch at 812-384-4411 opt. 1 and ask to speak with an officer.

Bloomfield Police also notified the Bloomfield School District about the incident.

School administrators decided to place campus on an external lockdown as a precaution.

School officials say students at recess and seniors eating lunch in the park were brought back inside the building.

The school corporation says students needing to leave will be escorted to their vehicles. Parents/guardians needing to pick up their child will be required to contact the respective office and the student will be escorted to them.

In the press release, Superintendent Jeff Gibboney says

We would like to reassure parents our school was not targeted and our students and staff are safe. Bloomfield School District will continue to follow our lockdown protocol through the end of school today.

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