Police: Car chase leads to brief school lockdown

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 (http://dmreg.co/1f8RqbF ) 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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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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