MAY — The May school district went on lockdown Friday afternoon and sheriff’s deputies took a woman into custody for mental evaluation amid concerns of armed person possibly headed for the school, Sheriff Vance Hill said.
The woman did not have a gun and did not go on the May ISD campus, Hill said. Deputies located the woman in a pasture about six miles north of May, where she had driven a vehicle, Hill said.
Hill did not identify the woman, who was not arrested.
The school had already been placed on lockdown when deputies initially responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a May residence, Hill said. He said school officials ordered the lockdown after someone called the district expressing concern that someone was headed to the campus with a gun.
Deputies arrived at the site of the domestic disturbance and the woman was not there, Hill said. He said the person who called the sheriff’s office was present.
The sheriff declined to comment on the nature of the domestic disturbance and did not reveal how deputies were able to locate the woman in the pasture.
Hill said he commends May school officials for their response, saying they did “an excellent job.”