Crime & Courts

New Town Elementary in Waxhaw placed on lock down

New Town Elementary in Waxhaw was placed on full lock down at about 2:15 p.m. Friday because of criminal activity in the area, officials said.

Dismissal will be delayed until law enforcement clears the area, the school said on Facebook.

Power also is out in the school. Staff and students are all safe and secure in the school building, school officials said.

Joe Marusak