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Tea School District Lock-In Ends After Police Catch Pursuit Suspect

TEA, S.D. - A lock-in involving schools in the Tea Area School District is over.

Superintendent Jennifer Lowery says the district received notice from the Tea Police Department about a pursuit around 11:07 a.m.  As a precaution, schools in Tea were put in lock-in status.  This didn't impact Frontier Elementary, which is in Sioux Falls city limits.

At 11:40 a.m., the Chief of Police said the suspect was in custody so the district lifted the lock-in.

Lowery says the district is appreciative of the open communication with the police department.  The district used its new text messaging app to pass along updates to parents throughout the lock-in. 


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