Amelia Co. Schools placed on lockdown

AMELIA, VA (WWBT) - Amelia County Schools were put on lockdown Wednesday afternoon, as police searched for a robbery suspect out of Richmond.

Police believe the suspect has ties to the Amelia area and a history of prior felonies. The schools were locked down for at least an hour, though students were allowed to board buses for dismissal.

NBC12 is working on this developing story and will provide updates as they become available.

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