LPD: Prairie Elementary on precautionary soft lockdown after police pursuit, no incidents reported

Lafayette Parish

Family members started to take the girl to the hospital but an ambulance arrived and took over mid-trip, attempting lifesaving efforts. The girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. (Getty Images)

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Lafayette Police confirmed to News 10 morning that Prairie Elementary was placed on a soft lockdown this morning after police were pursuing a suspect on foot in the vicinity of the school.

Sr. Cpl. Bridgette Dugas said the soft lockdown was a precautionary measure, and the school and its students were under no threat at any time.

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