Three school buildings on La Crosse's north side were
put on lockdown for more than an hour today .
after reports of an armed robbery in the area.
La Crosse Police say someone robbed Wisconsin Auto
Title Loan on Rose Street just before noon today.
The suspect was carrying a semi-automatic handgun
and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
As a result .
a 'hold and reserve' external lockdown was placed
on the Northside Elementary-Coulee Montessori building
as well as Logan Middle School and Logan High School.
Classes still went on as normal inside the buildings
but students weren't allowed outside.
The lockdown was lifted at 1-30 after the school district
was told the threat was over .
no arrests have been made in the robbery.
Right now we're still tracking down leads.
There are no threats, I mean there's nothing we can
say that would be a threat, certainly within the community.
We are trying to follow our leads to track down the
suspect and develop any information we can.
Police say the suspect is a black male .
who was wearing a red hat with a black sweatshirt
and gray sweatpants.
If you saw someone matching that description .
you're encouraged to call the La Crosse Police Department
or La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers.