Taylor Creek Elementary School issued a notification Nov. 18 in the afternoon that the campus was under a "lockout" procedure due to a pursuit on Big Divide Road. The campus Facebook page also said, "Police officers are present on campus, everyone is safe."
As of 4 p.m, Superintendent Dr. Chane Rascoe said "all the students and staff were released. It went smoothly."
Rascoe said the incident occurred about a mile north of the school, and there was not an immediate threat, but LISD took necessary precautions.
Capt. Game Warden Cody Hatfield of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Law Enforcement Division said a manhunt began and involved Lampasas County Sheriff's Office, Copperas Cove Police Department, TPWD, and the Texas Department of Corrections, which brought a canine unit. Drones and a DPS fixed-wing aircraft became involved in the search, Hatfield said.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Bryan Washko said, "I did respond to the scene. We were first told DPS was involved, but we were not." He declined further comment and said the game wardens and Copperas Cove Police Department are the lead agencies for the case.