Two school districts cancel classes while authorities search for escaped inmate

The inmate, Gonzalo Lopez is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 6:38 AM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 7:25 AM CDT
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LEON COUNTY, Texas (KBTX) - Leon ISD and Centerville ISD are canceling class Friday while the search continues for an escaped inmate.

The inmate, Gonzalo Lopez is considered to be armed and dangerous.

“Do not attempt to take this person into custody by yourself. If you see him please contact the nearest law enforcement agency through 911, they will take matters into hand,” said a statement from TDCJ.

The Leon ISD Superintendent’s office told KBTX, “In order to maintain the safety and security of children and staff, classes in Leon ISD have been canceled for Friday, May 13.”

The district also announced the closure on Facebook.

Centerville ISD also posted the following message on its Facebook page Thursday Night.

“Due to the ongoing situation west of I-45 and Hwy 7 shut down for the next 12-24 hours, Centerville ISD will NOT have classes Friday, May 13th. Leon County Sheriff Dept has asked everyone to shelter in place if you live west of I-45. Everyone please stay safe and follow the directions of our Law Enforcement.”

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice provided an update Thursday night on the situation. Watch the video below or click here for the latest details.

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