Shelter in place lifted at Buddy West, Authorities continue search for suspect

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The Shelter in place at Buddy West Elementary School has officially been lifted, according to officials with ECISD. 

The district says it was lifted around 11:35 a.m. Monday morning. 

” The school did a great job in reacting to the situation and securing the building. Our police responded quickly – as always – everyone is safe,” a statement from the district reads. 

Meanwhile, deputies with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office are still searching for a suspect and provided more details on the incident. 

Officials say they are searching for a man believed to have robbed a game room at 16th Street and Clendenen Avenue at gunpoint. 

The suspect reportedly made off with about $1,200 in cash. 

No arrests have been made and ECSO officials say the investigation is ongoing. 

Back at Buddy West, ECISD officers will remain near the campus. 

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