ELYRIA, Ohio– School officials confirm the lockdown at Elyria High School ended around 2:30 p.m. after a nearby store was robbed.
The lockdown began around 2:00 p.m.; students were let out of school at their regular time.
Elyria High School and St. Mary’s School were placed on lockdown as police searched the 200 block of Middle Avenue for an armed robber.
Police said the suspect robbed a store called ‘Nooks.’
Officers received a tip that the suspect, Wesley D. Hance-Hill, 28, was inside a home on East Avenue. Police surrounded the home and took him into custody.
Hance-Hill is charged with aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence, and having weapons under disability.
He was taken to the Lorain County Jail and held with no bond.
Hance-Hill is expected to make his first court appearance on Friday.