Escambia High School Locked Down

February 28, 2013

Escambia High School in Pensacola was on lockdown for several hours today as deputies search for a grand theft auto suspect that ran onto the school campus.

Deputies attempted to make contact with the subject in the 6800 block of Stonehenge Circle, which is near the school, as he was standing by a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier in the day. The suspect fled on foot and deputies gave chase. The suspect ran onto school campus and blended in with the students who were performing a fire drill exercise.

He was later found by school employees walking in a hallway of the school. The suspect was arrested and charged with disruption of a school function and resisting arrest without violence, both misdemeanors.

The name of the suspect has not been released due to his age. Felony charges may also be filed against the suspect for the stolen car as the investigation continues, deputies said.

Deputies did not  believe the suspect was armed.

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