Jeffco school out of lockdown after nearby police chase

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A Jefferson County school that went under lockdown Tuesday morning is now back to normal. This is after sheriff's deputies were searching for a car thief suspect.

Investigators say it all started in Blount County, where a man broke into a home and stole a car from the residence. Deputies chased the man into Jefferson County, where the suspect ran the car into the woods on old Tennessee Pike Road off Highway 79. This caused a nearby school, Kermit Johnson Elementary, to go on lock down until 10:00 a.m.

Deputies are still looking for the suspect.