Police arrest man after foot chase near Lee High School; school briefly on lockdown due to this

Lashawn Lamar (Photo: Huntsville Police Department)

Lashawn Lamar (Photo: Huntsville Police Department)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lee High School in Huntsville was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday morning.

A student first contacted WHNT by social media to let us know about the lockdown, and school officials confirmed this.

Huntsville Police chased someone in the area.  Officers tried to stop a car for a traffic violation near Max Luther Drive and Academy Drive.  The driver got of his vehicle and ran.  Officers caught him on Virginia Blvd.  He didn’t get close to the school, officers said, but police notified the school that this was happening nearby in case they wanted to take extra precautions.

Two school resource officers were present at Lee High School, as part of the normal staffing for the day.

The man in custody, 26-year-old Lashawn Lamar, is charged with attempting to elude officers, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and four traffic warrants.