Police: 4 hour stand-off ends peacefully

(WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

FRANKLIN,Ohio (WDTN) – Police have cleared the scene across the road from the Franklin Junior High School after a four hour stand-off Thursday.

Franklin Police advised parents to pick up their children behind the school and school officials have canceled all evening activities as there is still an active scene with police across the high school.

According to Franklin Police, the school lockdown has been lifted and parents can pick their children behind the school building at dismissal time.

The Principal of the Jr. High School sent this message to parents Thursday.

School officials have canceled all evening activities Thursday.

(WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

A large police presence surrounded a house in Franklin Thursday as negotiators talk to an Army Veteran who threatened to take his own life.

According to the Franklin Police Department, the resident lives across from the Franklin Junior High School and school officials have put the school on lockdown.

The school sent text to parents that said, “Attention: Hampton Bennett and Franklin Junior High School are on a lockdown due to the police department handling a situation in the close proximity to the schools. Classes are in session and going on as normal.”

The Franklin Police Department confirmed police units are out at a residence on sixth street.

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