Sparkman and Jeff Road schools lockout was precautionary measure

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Sparkman and Jeff Road schools were were on a brief lockout on Thursday after an incident on Burwell Road near the schools.

According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, there was no threat to any school. 

Lt. Donny Shaw, Public Information Officer, says that just after 11:00 a.m, HEMSI and medics were called to a home on Burwell Road in regards to a two-month-old child with injuries. Relatives thought the child’s 20-year-old father may be responsible for the injuries. He was believed to be suicidal and on foot in the area. He returned to the home at 12:29 p.m. and was detained.

The child was taken to the hospital for treatment and transferred to UAB.

The father is being interviewed by sheriff’s office investigators.

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