Local school locked down during search for truck theft suspect

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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) Chisholm Trail Elementary School in Belton was locked down as a precaution Friday morning as authorities searched for a truck theft suspect who ran after leading officers on a chase.

The pursuit started in Williamson County as the suspect led deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers to the north, entering Belton on FM 1670, which becomes Boxer Street north of Interstate 14/U.S. Highway 190.

The suspect drove to the end of Boxer, abandoned the truck and ran.

A tracking dog and a DPS helicopter were involved in the search.

Belton police monitored the area to ensure the suspect didn’t approach the campus, which is to the east of where the truck was abandoned.

The suspect remained at large late Friday morning.