Two Lexington schools delay dismissal after stolen vehicle incident

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Posted at 3:39 PM, May 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-24 17:23:16-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two Lexington schools had to delay their dismissal time after an incident involving a stolen vehicle near the schools.

Parents of Fredrick Douglass High School and Carter G. Woodson students received a message that dismissal was being delayed due to "police activity" in the parking lot unrelated to the schools. All students and staff were safe as police escorted students to buses and cars through a supervised dismissal.

Lexington police say they observed a stolen vehicle on Winchester Road and were on another call for service when they spotted the vehicle.

Police say two people fled from the vehicle in the 2000 block of Winchester Road. A female passenger was apprehended on Sir Barton Way. At this time, police say they're looking for the male driver.

Officers don't have any reason to believe the man who ran off was dangerous and don't have any reason to be in the area.