This is the person of interest in the blue shirt that allegedly prompted a lock down at Hope High School Tuesday.
You can see the male person of interest dressed in a blue shirt (in the upper left hand corner) attempting to enter the school.
Campus police assist with directing traffic off the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope.
HOPE, AR (KSLA) -
Authorities in Hempstead County, Arkansas, now have photos of a man who allegedly forced the lock down of Hope High School and the evacuation of a nearby community college campus Tuesday.
Police say they have a person of interest in suspicious activity at Hope High School. They say no crime has been established. But HPD wants to identify and speak with this individual regarding his presence on the campus of Hope High School.
Parents of Hope High School students reacted to the news that an unidentified man with a gun was on campus Tuesday morning.
"I was scared when they called me. My heart just dropped," says one parent. "I'm just scared he is going to come back."
Police say they were called when students witnessed a man trying to enter a school building. But the door was locked.
Hope Police Chief J.R. Wilson says, "The kids said he had his hand on his waist band, and they could see the outline of a gun on his waist band. They believe he was trying to enter the school for bad purposes."
School security video shows the man dressed in a blue shirt trying to enter the building and students beginning to run when they suspect he has a gun.
Hope and Hempstead County law officers searched the campus but found no suspect. Many students were allowed to go home with parents following the scare.
Student Rose Woods says, "They really didn't tell us much about it. They just told everybody to stay calm."
The alert at the high school also made its way to the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope. Within an hour, the college campus of more than 1,200 students and faculty were sent home for the day.
College President Chris Thomason says, "We implemented our emergency response plan here on the campus just to ensure the safety of our students and faculty was absolutely guarded to the best of our ability."