Tulsa, Okla. - Update: As of 9:45 a.m., police called off the perimeter lockdown at the Union 8th Grade Center and McAuliffe Elementary.
Union sent out a message below to parents via their calling system.
"This is Union Senior Executive Director of Communications, Gretchen Haas-Bethell calling to tell you about an incident this morning—though non-school related---that affected both McAuliffe Elementary and the Union 8th Grade Center. Tulsa Police requested our schools lock their outside doors around 8:40 a.m. because they were in pursuit of two burglary suspects in the area. Out of caution, our transportation department diverted buses headed to the schools but were able to deliver all students by 9 a.m., after it was clear the suspects were not on or near the school campuses. All students are safe and accounted for and school is underway as normal."
Original story: Union 8th Grade Center and McAuliffe Elementary is on a perimeter lockdown.
School officials say they went on lockdown per the request of Tulsa police around 8:40 a.m.
Tulsa police contacted the school regarding a pursuit of two burglary suspects. The 8th Grade Center is located near 65th and Garnett.
Buses were diverting students to the 9th Grade Center for a short time. School officials say all students were accounted for by 9 a.m.
Still, the school is still under a perimeter lockdown.