Police chase locks down Sandy HS

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Sandy High School was temporarily locked down Wednesday morning due to a police pursuit.

According to Oregon Trail School District spokesperson Julia Monteith, the lockdown was activated at about 7:10 a.m. by the school’s resource officer due to a car chase involving Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies. It lasted about 5 minutes before being lifted. There were only a few students on school grounds at the time.

Sgt. Robert Wurpes, a sheriff’s office spokesperson, reported that at about 7 a.m., a deputy attempted to make a routine traffic stop on Highway 212. When the driver refused to stop, a chase ensued. It wound through Boring and into Sandy, where deputies finally stopped the car by deploying spike strips in the 6000 block of Sleepy Hollow Road. There were no injuries.

The driver was taken into custody but found to have a severe mental illness, Wurpes said. He was taken to Portland Adventist Medical Center for evaluation. No charges were filed.

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