Lockdown lifted at Eastgate Middle School after man found on roof

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A lockdown at Eastgate Middle School has been lifted after a man was found on the roof Monday morning.

Sources tell 41 Action News the man was on the roof using drugs when confronted by officers. The suspect told the officers he previously attended the school and used to go on the roof during school.

According to police, the principal called police after seeing a man standing on the school roof.

Police located a man in his 30s near an air conditioning unit. After resisting commands, police used a stun gun to take him into custody around 11 a.m.

The man is now in custody at the Clay County Sheriff's Department; authorities say he is cooperating. Police also believe the man was acting alone.

Students are being taken by bus to another school. Parents can pick up their student, or the student can stay at the school and wait for their regular bus to take them home. 

Eastgate Middle School is located at 4700 NE Parvin Road, in Kansas City, Mo. It is part of the North Kansas City School District.

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