BULLARD – A brief lock-down of Bullard ISD campuses Wednesday morning was the result of a law enforcement chase of a suspect who had abandoned his vehicle in Bullard, but has since been apprehended.
According to Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell, the driver of the pickup “was chasing his mother while he was in his pickup, but then abandoned it” after a pursuit by law enforcement agents.
CCSO Captain Fred Butler said the chase initiated in Cherokee County mid-morning, and not long thereafter, the driver was apprehended in Bullard.
“It was just a brief chase, and I understand there also was a brief lock-down of the Bullard schools during that time,” Butler said, adding that the man's mother was reported to be okay.
Five units from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office responded, in addition to those of other departments, the men said.
No other information was available.
Meanwhile, Bullard ISD's policy is to enforce a lock-down of campuses so that no one may enter campus buildings due to a situation in the community, according to a post on the district's Facebook page.