Fleeing burglary suspects put San Benito school under lockdown

      Authorities temporarily placed a San Benito school under lockdown while police chased four burglary suspects nearby.

      It all happened at Downs Elementary School just after 1 p.m. Thursday.

      San Benito police told Action 4 News that they were chasing four burglary suspects off North Dick Dowling Road.

      A woman tried to scare the four suspects but they fled with a number of stolen items and hid behind a nearby day care.

      Police arrested two of them at the scene but the other were caught after a brief foot chase.

      San Benito CISD officials said the school was temporarily placed under lockdown as a precautionary measure.

      School district spokeswoman Celia Longoria said no injuries were reported and that students and staff were not in danger.

      Longoria said the lockdown was lifted around 2:10 p.m. Thursday.

      San Benito police said the four suspects are all expected to face burglary charges but the two who fled from police on foot will also face evading arrest charges.