Highland Elementary, Lake Worth High School briefly locked down after burglary investigation

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Two Lake Worth schools were put on lockdown Thursday while law enforcement investigated a burglary, according to a news release from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

At 11:10 a.m., deputies responded to a burglary at the 1600 block of 18th Ave. N. Lake Worth.

Investigators said when they arrived, two men ran from the scene.  One of the men was arrested very quickly. 

Deputies set up a perimeter in an attempt to catch the other burglar. The second person was then spotted in an abandoned apartment complex on Second Avenue. 

A white Jaguar was later seen by a deputy entering the complex, which the burglary suspect later got into.

When the deputy, who was in uniform and standing outside of her patrol vehicle, attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver sped up toward her.  

This caused the deputy to jump from the path of the vehicle to avoid being hit, according to the sheriff's office.

The Jaguar was later located in an apartment complex on Avenue "A". Two women inside the vehicle were taken into custody, but the burglary suspect was no longer inside the vehicle. 

Highland Elementary and Lake Worth High School were both put on lockdown during the incident.  Operations at both schools were back to normal by 2 p.m.

PBSO said they do not have information on the second suspect.

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