RAVENNA, Ohio - A school in Portage County was placed on lockdown Friday morning after suspects involved in a police chase ran into the building.
The chase started at about 8:42 a.m. when a Ravenna police officer tried to pull over a Toyota Yaris for a traffic violation on North Chestnut Street.
Police said the driver, 19-year-old Drake Longmire-Knots of Ravenna, did not stop and drove to Ravenna High School. Longmire-Knots and his two passengers all ran into the school.
“Due to the unknown identity of the occupants at the time, the school was placed into "Lockdown" until which time the occupants could be located, identified and detained,” stated Ravenna police in a news release.
Longmire-Knots, who also had a disorderly conduct warrant out for his arrest, was charged with failure to comply and inducing panic. Other charges are pending.
Police have not yet said whether the passengers were charged in the incident.
The school was in a lockdown state for about 20 minutes.
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