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School lockdown over in Overland Park; police continue search for stolen auto suspect

What happens during a school lockdown?

A school lockdown is a precautionary measure issued in response to a direct or nearby threat. It requires staff and students to respond quickly and comply with rules. Here’s how it often works.
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A school lockdown is a precautionary measure issued in response to a direct or nearby threat. It requires staff and students to respond quickly and comply with rules. Here’s how it often works.

Overland Park police continued to look for one of two suspects who fled from officers Thursday morning while lockdowns were lifted at two local schools.

John Diemer Elementary School and Indian Woods Middle School had both been placed on lockdown for several hours while police searched for the suspects nearby. T

The lockdown was lifted by mid-morning.

Overland Park police spokesman Officer John Lacy said the chase began in Jackson County before a suspect vehicle crossed the state line into Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol joined the pursuit.

The suspect vehicle, which had been reported stolen, stopped in the 10000 block of Horton Street and two suspects fled on foot.

Police took one suspect into custody shortly after 9 a.m.

Police set up a perimeter, but after about 90 minutes they determined that the remaining suspect had left the area.

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