At about 11:30 a.m., police were alerted to a California Highway Patrol chase on the southern outskirts of the city. The wheelman drove into Tracy and nearby several schools, according to reports, as local law enforcement joined the pursuit.
According to Jessica Cardoza, district spokeswoman, police alerted the district at about 11:45 a.m. the driver was headed toward Kelly Elementary School in the southwest part of town. Students were directed to stay inside classrooms and the cafeteria, Cardoza said, and no one was allowed to leave or enter the campus.
“It just interrupted lunch,” she said.
The suspect, a man, was stopped when a spike strip punctured at least one of his car’s tires on Colby Court, around the corner from Kelly School.
No injuries were reported, and Kelly School was taken off lockdown at 12:13 p.m., Cardoza said.
For updates, see the Friday, March 30, print edition of the Tracy Press.