Police: Man who triggered lockdown at Masuk High School in Monroe arrested

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A Bridgeport man is facing several charges in connection to a suspicious incident that caused Masuk High School to go into a lockdown last month.

On the morning of Nov. 20, police say Edwin Galves-Lemus, 32, was in his car in the student parking lot at the school and approaching female students. When the school resource officer tried to question him, police say Galves-Lemus sped off – hitting the officer with the driver's side mirror and dragging her several feet.

Authorities say Galves-Lemus abandoned his car and ran off into the woods after a short police chase.

The school was placed on lockdown as Monroe police called in K-9 units and a drone to help find him. They were unsuccessful but were able to identify him and got an arrest warrant.

Dr. Jack Zamary, the superintendent of Monroe Public Schools, called the arrest a relief but is still unaware of why Galves-Lemus was on school property.

"We have a very strong working relationship with our police department," says Dr. Zamary.

Galves-Lemus faces charges that included assault on public safety, breach of peace, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass. He was held on a $250,000 bond.

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