The lockdown at Worthington Schools' Slate Hill Elementary School has been lifted, according to the district.

District spokeswoman Vicki Gnezda said the school began lockdown late Friday morning, Aug. 31, after being informed by the Columbus Division of Police that officers were searching for a man connected to an incident near the school.

Gnezda said police gave the district an all-clear signal at 12:52 p.m.

Columbus police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis said officers arrested one man and were searching for another in a case stemming from an incident at a nearby hotel. She said the two men were brothers.

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Worthington Schools' Slate Hill Elementary School has been on lockdown due to a police search for a suspect nearby, according to the district.

District spokeswoman Vicki Gnezda said the school began lockdown late Friday morning, Aug. 31, after being informed by the Columbus Division of Police that officers were searching for a man connected to an incident near the school.

Gnezda said the decision to go on lockdown was "based on the activity that police seem to be conducting in the neighborhood."

Columbus police representatives did not immediately respond to calls for comment.

Gnezda said afternoon kindergarten students already were in the building for the day and the school would be operating with "business as usual," aside from students staying inside for recess.

She said district leaders are confident in procedures and police "know specifically what they're looking for," so the district can be certain the individual does not approach the premises.

There is no target time for the lockdown to end, she said, and it would be over "when police catch (the suspect)."

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