Marsing schools placed on lockdown during high speed chase

MARSING, Idaho (KBOI) - Three Marsing schools have been released from lockdown Thursday morning, after a man led deputies on a high speed chase, crashed his car and then ran into Marsing High School.

The Owyhee County Sheriff's Office said a driver called in a report of wreckless driving on Highway 95 near milepost 18 Thursday morning. Chief Deputy Lynn Bowman said an officer got behind the car near where Highway 95 meets Highway 55.

At that point, the driver took off and led officers on a high speed chase. Bowman said the man drove his car into a field just outside of Marsing, and then took off on foot toward the schools.

Marsing High School, Marsing Middle School and Marsing Elementary were all placed on lockdown as as precaution.

Deputies arrested the suspect on school property. He is in custody, and schools have been allowed to resume operations.

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