Pinellas deputies checking vehicles at 8 St. and 5th Ave. South in St. Petersburg
Officer David Crawford
St. Petersburg, Florida -- The search for the man who killed a St. Petersburg Police officer is forcing the closure of several schools in St. Petersburg.
Campbell Park Elementary, John Hopkins Middle and Melrose Elementary Schools will not have classes Tuesday. Students should go to alternate schools instead.
Campbell Park Elementary students should go to Fairmount Park Elementary School. Fairmount Park can be reached at 727-893-2132.
John Hopkins Middle School students should attend Thurgood Marshall Middle School. That school's phone number is 727-552-1737.
Also, Melrose Elementary School is closed. Melrose students should go to Perkins Elementary, which can be reached at 727-893-2117.
If students do go to one of the closed schools, there will be buses to take them to the alternate schools.
St. Petersburg Police and several other agencies have a two-mile perimeter surrounded, from 4th Street South to 16th Street South and 4th Avenue South to 15th Avenue South, as they search for a suspect.
If possible, students should not walk to school within this area.
The city of St. Petersburg has also cancelled the following locations and events for today:
The Johnson Branch Library, 1059 18th Ave. S., is closed today.
Breakfast with the Mayor, previously scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Chick-fil-A restaurant on 4th St., has been cancelled.
The Pier Public Forum, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Coliseum, has been postponed. A new date and location will be forthcoming shortly.
Pinellas County Schools