Schools locked down following robbery

Lexington Middle and Lexington Elementary were on “lockdown” Monday morning for about an hour because of a robbery at an area business, said Elizabeth Roof, a Lexington 1 spokeswoman.

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green said Express Check Advance on Columbia Avenue was robbed by an armed man about 10 a.m., but the schools “were never in any danger.”

From staff reports