Middle school placed on late-night lockdown because of police pursuit

A middle school in Tangipahoa Parish was forced into a late-night lockdown Thursday because of a police chase near the school.

The Natalbany Middle School campus was placed under lockdown during a sporting event Thursday night at around 8 p.m., according to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Jimmy Travis.

Officials say a vehicle pursuit happened near the campus and two suspects fled. One of the subjects was reportededly in custody, but the other was still at large. 

The TPSO said deputies held a perimeter around the school while the search continued. Parents and students were allowed to leave the school around 8:30 p.m., and at 8:45, the lockdown was officially lifted, but deputies remained on the scene. 

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