Miami-Dade County

Two Miami-Dade schools on lockdown as cops search for man who hit patrol car, took off

Two Miami-Dade schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon as police searched for a man who hit a patrol car and then took off, police said.

The two schools affected were: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Elementary School at 11901 SW Second St. and Paul Bell Middle School at 11800 NW Second St.

By 4:30 p.m. the students were being escorted to their parents in a “controlled release,” according to John Schuster, a schools spokesman.

Police said a man “bailed out” in the area of Northwest 119 Avenue and Fourth Street. It was not clear how or why the patrol car was hit.

No injuries were reported.

No other information was immediately available.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.
Chuck Rabin, writing news stories for the Miami Herald for the past three decades, covers cops and crime. Before that he covered the halls of government for Miami-Dade and the city of Miami. He’s covered hurricanes, the 2000 presidential election and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting. On a random note: Long before those assignments, Chuck was pepper-sprayed covering the disturbances in Miami the morning Elián Gonzalez was whisked away by federal authorities.