LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A stolen vehicle from Georgetown caused a “police situation” Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Georgetown Police Department, at around 3 p.m. a reported stolen truck was found near Frederick Douglass High School.
FOX 56 is told they found and arrested the passenger of the truck, a woman, but police are still searching for the male driver.
This caused the “police situation” reported earlier, but according to Fayette County Public Schools, the students were safely released under heavy supervision.
The investigation is ongoing.
A “police situation” came to an end at Frederick Douglass High School Tuesday afternoon.
According to Lisa Defendall, a Fayette County Public Schools spokesperson, the police situation including K-9 units, helicopters, and emergency personnel was unrelated to anything going on in the school.
This situation did place the school on heightened alert which didn’t allow anyone to leave the building, but classes did continue as normal, according to FCPS.
Students were finally released under “heavy supervision” after about a 30-minute hold on their normally scheduled dismissal.
A significant police presence was reported at Frederick Douglass High School on Tuesday.
Lexington police and other emergency services were on the campus of the Lexington high school as early as 2:51 p.m.
FOX 56’s Bode Brooks was on the scene and witnessed police surrounding the wooded area near the school grounds and helicopters circling above.
Cellphone video shot by Brooks shows K-9 units being used along the tree line opposite the school on Sir Barton Way near the Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is shown below.
Parents outside the school were asked to get back into their vehicles.