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Callahan County schools put on lockdown in fear of armed suspect

By Chelsea Humphrey, chumphrey@ktxs.com
Nick Bradshaw, KTXS Photographer, nbradshaw@ktxs.com
Jesse Smith, KTXS Photographer, jsmith@ktxs.com
Published On: Feb 19 2014 01:09:32 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 19 2014 04:22:01 PM CST
CALLAHAN COUNTY, Texas -

Clyde ISD schools were on “soft lockdown” Wednesday afternoon after the Callahan County Sheriff’s Department said a suspect labeled as being armed and dangerous had reportedly been spotted in the county.

Eula ISD, meanwhile, lifted its schools from being on lockdown after the situation was deemed safe.

In Clyde, all exterior doors were locked and could only be accessed with a key card, a Clyde ISD official said.

All of the doors in Eula ISD were locked and the schools had staff stationed at every entry and exit, a school official said.

Police continue to be in pursuit of a man – now identified as 29-year-old Kenneth William Shults – who was involved in a two-county, high-speed car chase Tuesday night.

Officials said the suspect was reportedly spotted in the FM 603 and Interstate 20 west of Clyde and north of Eula.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Shults is to be considered armed, dangerous and suicidal.

Shults is currently wanted by Taylor County for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault of a public servant with a deadly weapon. His bonds total $150,000.

Law enforcement have been trying to track down and arrest Shults since Sunday.