Crittenden County Schools lockdown lifted

UPDATE: An inmate who escaped from a hospital in Crittenden County has been arrested, according to the county jailer.

The inmate’s escape prompted a lockdown of nearby schools. Now that he’s back in custody, Crittenden County Schools have began releasing buses so students can go home, according to spokeswoman Tiffany Blazina.

The inmate, 26-year-old Ryan Paul Parker, was being treated at Crittenden Health Systems when he escaped. He was caught on Hickory Hills Avenue and arrested without incident. Assistant Police Chief Bobby West tells Local 6 Park is now charged with escape second degree.

CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KY – Crittenden County Schools are on lockdown until further notice Wednesday afternoon, according to a school spokeswoman.

Spokeswoman Tiffany Blazina says an inmate escaped from the Crittenden County Health Systems, which is the hospital near the county high school and middle school.

The schools will be on lockdown until the inmate is captured. Parents can check out students from all school with ID. School buses are not running until he is caught.

We will bring you more information on this story as details emerge.

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