Mount Logan Middle School locked down after teenager allegedly attempts to steal vehicle

LOGAN — Mount Logan Middle School was briefly placed on lockdown after a juvenile allegedly tried to steal a car and then fled into the school. The incident occurred Thursday morning as classes were being held.

Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said the suspect was allegedly walking through the school’s parking lot, when they found a vehicle unlocked with the keys inside. The teenager got inside the car and attempted to drive it, crashing into a nearby picnic table.

The suspect then reportedly got out of the car and ran into the school.

Logan City School spokesperson Shana Longhurst said as authorities assessed the situation and secured the scene, the school was placed on lockdown. During that time, all students were accounted for and safe within their classrooms.

Jensen said officers found the suspect inside a classroom. Police are still trying to determine whether the juvenile was attempting to steal the car but didn’t know how to drive, or if it was an intentional prank.

The lockdown was lifted once police located the suspect and determined there was no threat to those inside the school.

Jensen said there were allegations that the suspect was armed with a gun, however police later determined there was no firearm. No one was injured and the case will be referred to the Juvenile Court.

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  • Kramer September 23, 2021 at 3:21 pm Reply

    What idiot leaves their car unlocked with the keys inside while at work?

    • Taeg September 24, 2021 at 10:53 am Reply

      He hot wired it

      • Walter October 12, 2021 at 10:06 pm Reply

        It wasn’t hot wired the teacher left it there because she doesn’t like leaving her keys in her room with 30 kids per hour

  • billy bob September 23, 2021 at 8:46 pm Reply

    Not a reason to lock down a school. Hyper sensitive these days.

    • Nanno September 24, 2021 at 11:22 am Reply

      He ran into the school and the teachers closed the door because they thought he had a gun

  • Lynn Myers September 24, 2021 at 6:42 am Reply

    Every reason to lock down the school, good work!

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