Car Chase Leads to Brief School Lockdown


By Rachel Begle

JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa elementary school was placed briefly on lockdown after a high-speed police chase was called off near the campus.

The Jefferson Police Department says the chase began Monday in Slater when an Iowa Department of Transportation enforcement officer clocked a car traveling at more than 100 mph in a 55 mph zone.

The Des Moines Register says the vehicle sped into Jefferson toward Jefferson-Scranton Elementary School. Officials soon called off the chase, but a suspect was later taken into custody. Additional information has not been released.

Chief Dave Morlan says the lockdown, which lasted about an hour, was a precautionary measure.
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