High school locked down following Walmart fight
by Bee-Picayune staff
Feb 06, 2013 | 6606 views | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A.C. Jones High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a fight at Walmart occurred.

Beeville Police Department Detective Artie Gamez said that a fight was reported inside the store and that one of the suspects flashed a knife before fleeing the scene.

“We got with Principal Jaime Rodriguez and his staff and had a precautionary lockdown,” Gamez said.

There was no one hurt at the school and the lockdown was just a precaution. Gamez said the staff responded quickly.

“The process went very smoothly," BISD Superintendent Sue Thomas said in an email. “All students are safe and the lockdown is over.”

No suspects from the fight have been arrested.

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February 06, 2013
Good news that the students are safe. Now for another interesting story:

A Texas prison escapee on the run for almost 16 years has been captured in Mexico.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials say 37-year-old Juan Salaz was caught last week by authorities in Mexico and is awaiting extradition to the U.S. He is an American citizen and has been sought by authorities on both sides of the border.

Salaz escaped in March 1997 from the Garza East prison in Beeville. He was serving three concurrent 35-year sentences out of Houston for two counts of attempted capital murder of a police officer and aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon.

He's now also facing a felony escape charge.