Chatham Central High School & Bonlee School placed on lockdown after suspect runs from stolen vehicle

Bear Creek, NC – A pair of Chatham County schools was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning as a precautionary measure. Chatham Central High School and Bonlee School were placed on lockdown at the request of the sheriff’s office after a person jumped and ran from a stolen vehicle in the area.

The Chatham County sheriff’s office said the schools are secure, and the lockdown is for precautionary purposes only.

Authorities sent a reverse 911 call to homes in the area where the suspect might be.

The sheriff’s office said deputies responded around 8 a.m. to a call about a stolen vehicle from the Harpers Crossroads area. The vehicle was found at the intersection of Old U.S. Highway 421 and N.C. Highway 902.

Two people were taken into custody, officials said, but a third is still at large.

Deputies were at both schools during the lockdown.