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4 LAUSD schools put on lockdown after officer struck by car

Craig Clough | January 15, 2015

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Four LA Unified schools were placed on lockdown in the Granada Hills area after a  Los Angeles Police Department officer was struck by a vehicle and was seriously injured, according to the Los Angeles School Police Department.

The suspect fled on foot, leading officers to search the area. The schools placed on lockdown were Porter Middle School and Danube and Haskell elementary schools, according to the school police department’s Twitter account. The department also said in its tweet that Kennedy High was also placed on lockdown, but it was not, according to a district spokesperson.

The suspect was arrested after a 3.5 hour hunt, according to Fox 11, which reported that the lockdown at Porter was lifted after an hour, and the lockdowns at Haskell and Danube at 3:10 p.m.

The male officer, who was taken to a hospital, was in plain clothes and conducting a narcotics investigation about noon in the 10900 block of Haskell Avenue when he was “rammed” by the suspect and sustained a major compound fracture, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

The officer is listed as being in serious but stable condition, according to the LAPD.

*Updated to reflect that the suspect was arrested, and that Kennedy was not placed on lockdown.


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