Schools locked down as robbery suspects hid on campus

- While law enforcement vehicles swarmed DeKaney High School, students went into their lockdown drill.

"We heard guns were involved and we were scared and we didn't know what was going on," said student Jayla Lawes. "It was just, we were waiting for something to happen." 

"We had to sit in class," said student Clydia Dancy. :They made us turn off the lights and nobody could leave the class and we just had to sit and wait.."

It started at around 11:30 a.m. Thursday when Harris County deputies say four armed teenagers stormed into the Game Stop on the North Freeway near West Road. They stole cash and possibly some games before driving away on the North Freeway with deputies hot on their trail. Things took a nightmarish turn when the suspect drove to DeKaney High School and bailed out. Deputies caught two of them outside but two made it inside the campus.

"Anytime you get a school and coming onto campus, that's a dangerous combination while you are talking about students and firearms, so we're happy deputies acted quickly." said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Spring Independent School District police arrested the two suspects inside. Investigators recovered weapons and brought the suspects back to the store to make sure they had the right people, although the lockdown remained in effect..

"It's scary because we have someone graduating and we were bringing him money." said Connie Davis as she sat in a car in the school driveway.

Hours later, the lockdown and the school day were over.

"We are out now, so that's good," said Lawes. "Finally can get something to eat. I'm not going to lie, I'm hungry. I'm hungry, no lunch or nothing." 

Booker Elementary School was also locked down as a precaution.

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