Search for car thief leads to lockdown at Gwinnett County schools

Several Gwinnett County schools were on a soft lockdown Wednesday as police searched for a car thief in the area. 

The lockdown was in effect for the following schools: Collins Hill High, Walnut Grove Elementary, Taylor Elementary, Woodward Mill Elementary and Creekland Middle School. 

Gwinnett County Schools stressed this was a precaution and all students and staff members are safe. 

Police said the suspect search was suspended shortly after 12:30 p.m.