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East High School goes on lock down

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis high school was locked down for almost an hour Wednesday while police searched for several robbery suspects.

East High School went under lock down for 45 minutes late Wednesday morning while police searched for four people who tried to burglarize a nearby home. Police said the teens apparently broke into an elderly man's home on Northwood.

Larry Bagby, the Pastor of Faith Cumberland Presbyterian Church, is visually impaired and lives alone. Bagby said the attempted burglary made him uneasy.

"What do I do? Where do I go? Living alone, visually impaired...I don't want to go to a high rise. Nothing wrong with those, they've got their problems too. I stay in my home," Bagby said.

Investigators said the teens worked hard to get into the house, breaking through a window and entering through at door.

"They need to try to better themselves," Bagby said. "Get in school and try to better themselves. Our city is not going to be any better if they don't see a need to get an education."

Once inside, the teens searched through drawers, but took off before they got away with anything.

A 15-year-old is being questioned in the break-in, while three others got away.

Officials said home burglaries are up about ten percent compared with last year at this time.


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