High-speed chase leads to local school lockdown
ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — A high-speed chase in the Farson-Eden area forced the local school into lockdown on Thursday, according to school officials.
Law enforcement secured the perimeter. Staff and students at the school were advised to remain in the building.
At the time of the lockdown, the school was hosting a football and a volleyball game. Those were immediately stopped and everyone involved entered the building until the incident was over.
The chase eventually turned into a foot pursuit in close proximity to the school.
Wyoming Highway Patrol confirmed that 37-year-old Michael James Keele of Riverton, Wyoming, was arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude police officers.
In addition, Keele was charged with reckless driving, exceeding 70 mph on a primary/secondary highway, reckless endangering — death or serious bodily injury — and several other charges.
During the lockdown, no one at the school was harmed or injured.