SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana school district is keeping all students inside as police search the area for a convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison.
Westview School Corp. Superintendent Randy Zimmerly says the LaGrange County sheriff's department asked for the schools to be secured after the stolen SUV that 40-year-old Michael David Elliot was found in the Shipshewana area.
The district has a school in the town of Shipshewana, but Zimmerly told The Associated Press he didn't know how close to the school the SUV was found.
Police say a woman abducted by Elliot fled to safety late Sunday at convenience store near the town of Middlebury, which is about five miles west of Shipshewana.
Zimmerly says police officers were at the district's schools as students arrived Monday morning.