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Man Robs Bank in the Middle of the Day

-Police in Madison County are investigating a bank robbery that happened Tuesday in downtown Richmond.

The robbery happened at the U.S. Bank on Main Street and Madison Avenue.

The suspect is a white man in his 40s who was wearing a green shirt and khakis, and was driving small white pick up truck. Police say he brandished a small handgun. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No injures were reported in the incident.

On the advice of the Richmond Police Department, nearbly Madison Middle School was put on lockdown at approximately 12:30 p.m. School Resource Officers, building and district administration worked closely with the Richmond Police Department to ensure the safety of students during the investigation.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., Madison Central High School made the decision to go into lockdown as a precaution. Daniel Boone Elementary School took the opportunity to have a lockdown drill. The Madison Middle lockdowns was lifted at approximately 1:45 p.m.

“At no time did we feel any student or staff member was in danger,” said Superintendent Tommy Floyd. “We feel very good about our response and our communication with the Richmond Police Department. We are grateful for their concern for our students and staff when situation such as these arise. We also feel fortunate to have very skilled school resource officers in our buildings to assist our building administrators.”

School resource officers were able to relay information to principals and other administrators almost instantly during the Richmond Police Department’s investigation, Floyd said.

Madison Middle, Madison Central and Daniel Boone parents were communicated with about the lockdowns through the One Call Now system.

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