Vermont Police opened fire on standoff and robbery suspect at Montpelier High School.
The unidentified male suspect allegedly robbed the nearby Vermont State Employees Credit Union branch in Montpelier, Vermont around 9:30 a.m. EST. No one was injured in the standoff other than the suspect. Police cornered the suspect at Montpelier High School.
WCAX News has a crew at the scene. They witnessed police fire weapons at the suspect and the suspect dropped to the ground. We don’t yet know what type of weapons police were using. The Department of Labor, which is on the same street at the school, is on lockdown, according to the Labor Commissioner.
Montpelier’s Chief of Police says no one should go to the school or call the school.
Montpelier High School is a public secondary school, comprising grades 9-12, located in Montpelier, Vermont. MHS serves the Montpelier School District. Montpelier is located near the center of Vermont in Washington County.
The school’s sports teams are called the Solons and the school’s colors are green and white. Enrollment in 2006 was 420; in 2012 it was 317. Other schools in the district include Union Elementary School and Main Street Middle School.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Montpelier High School in the top 500 out of over 18,000 high schools in the United States in November 2007. They initially and incorrectly reported that the school ranked fifth. The school brought the error to the magazine’s attention shortly thereafter, prompting a correction on December 10, 2007. The school’s correct ranking still puts it in the top 2.8% of American high schools and the best in Vermont.