Katy Schools Experienced Lockout During Fugitive Pursuit


August 29, 2019

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy ISD's Taylor High School and Nottingham Country Elementary were put in lockout mode yesterday as authorities pursued and apprehended multiple suspects. The search included the areas surrounding the school.

"Lockout" Protocol for Taylor HS and Nottingham Country Elementary

Only three weeks into the school year, Katy schools had a brush of concern over an ongoing fugitive pursuit led by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force with the cooperation of Constable Ted Heap's office.

Yesterday, August 28, Taylor High School and Nottingham Country Elementary, both on Kingsland Boulevard took precautions and went into "lockout" protocol for about 70 minutes. The lockout was lifted after all suspects were successfully caught and parents were notified that all was clear and safe.

All Suspects Arrested

The pursuit began near Westheimer and Highway 6 at approximately 1:00 pm Wednesday afternoon, August 28. Two suspects were wanted for felony charges, and another on a felony warrant.

Deputies successfully deployed spike strips, stainless steel spikes that disabled the suspect's vehicle. The two suspects wanted on felony charges were arrested at the shopping center behind RE/MAX in the 900 block of South Fry Road.

The third suspect, wanted on a felony warrant, fled on foot. He was later arrested at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Houghton.

Constable Heap Praises Work and Cooperation

"Thank you to our Precinct 5 neighbors for their cooperation," says Constable Ted Heap. "Working with the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force and the Department of Public Safety, we were able to quickly capture these wanted felons. I'm happy to say no one was hurt and the situation was quickly brought under control."

Katy Schools Communicate with Parents

Taylor High School and Nottingham Country Elementary notified parents of the situation after the lockdown was cleared. The schools notified parents of the situation and that all was clear.

From Taylor High School