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LSSD schools placed on lock-down

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Chase ends on Coles Ferry campus
UPDATED -- Several buildings in the Lebanon Special School District were placed on lock-down just before dismissal Monday due to a police chase in the area.

According to Scott Benson, director of the LSSD, he received a call from the Wilson County Sheriff's Office that units were in pursuit of two suspects in connection with auto theft in Sumner County and that the pursuit was in the area of Coles Ferry Elementary School.

School officials immediately placed Coles Ferry as well as two other LSSD schools in the area on lock-down.

Officers with the WCSO and the Lebanon Police Department apprehended one suspect on the campus of Coles Ferry Elementary and the lock-down was lifted minutes later.

"We appreciate the swift action of law enforcement and their prompt notification so we could place our schools on lock-down," Benson said.

Taken into custody were: Lorenzo Lamas Weir, 23 and James Roy Weir, 20 -- both of Lebanon. They were lodged in the Wilson County Jail with Lorenzo Weir being charged with theft of property, reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest and driving on a revoked license.

James Weir was charged with misdemeanor evading arrest. He was also wanted on several outstanding warrants, including driving on a revoked license, two counts of aggravated assault, robbery and jumping bail.

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