Van ISD is currently on lockdown while Police investigate a possible connection to the abduction of Lucas Calvert in Tyler.

It is unknown how long the district will remain locked down. Authorities say it is believed Lucas's sibling may be a student at Van ISD.


Released by the Tyler PoliceDepartment

On October 31, 2012 at around 12:10 p.m. the Tyler Police Department received a call of a shooting in the 3300 block of Bain Place. Upon arrival Officers learned that James W. Calvert shot his ex-wife to death and abducted their 4 year old child. Officers and Investigators are searching for Lucas Calvert W/M DOB; 02-26-2008. He is about 3 foot tall and weighs about 30-40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue long sleeved sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. He was abducted by his father James W. Calvert W/M DOB: 12-03-1970 of Tyler, Texas. He is 5 foot 9 inches tall, weighs 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be in a 2000 Buick 4 door gray or silver in color, bearing Texas license plate DP4-G858. An Amber Alert has been issued for the child. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family members. James W. Calvert is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about James W. Calvert is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers, at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspect in this case, or any, felony case.