UPDATE – Suspects Arrested After Three Lafayette Area Schools Were Placed On Lockdown Wednesday
Update:The two suspects that were allegedly responsible for causing the lockdown of three Lafayette area schools on Wednesday have been arrested. That's according to our news partners at KATC.
Three schools that were placed on lockdown while Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies searched for two theft suspects are now back to normal operations.
Earlier Wednesday sheriff's office spokesperson Capt. Kip Judice said deputies responded to a reported theft of a four-wheeler on Golden Grain Road.
Police attempted to stop the car in which the two suspects, identified merely as a white male and a black male, fled, Judice said. The driver lost control of the vehicle, and the pair fled on foot, Judice said.
A perimeter was set, leading to the lockdowns of Charles M. Burke Elementary, Ridge Elementary, and Judice Middle Schools, Judice said.
KATC TV-3 reports police will remain on the three campuses for now.
The suspects are still at large, Judice said.