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Lockdown ends at Hurst high school; search for robber goes on

HURST -- Authorities ended a lock down at L.D. Bell High School this afternoon after police searched for a bandit who robbed a bank near the school.

No one has been arrested.

Authorities locked the school down for almost two hours before reopening the school about 1:30 p.m.

The bandit, armed with a some type of weapon, robbed Colonial Savings in the 1500 block of Norwood Drive just west of the school.

L.D. Bell is on Brown Trail near Texas 183, the Airport Freeway.

The man walked into the bank shortly before noon, dressed in an orange-colored jacket and took an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

He then fled on foot out of the bank, police said.

Witnesses did not see the bandit get into any vehicle. They said he was last seen running into a culvert just east of the bank.

Within minutes, police scoured the neighborhood and nearby school in search of the bandit.