Attempted prison escape in North Carolina leaves multiple employees injured

Employees injured in attempted prison break in Pasquotank Co

Employees injured in attempted prison break in Pasquotank Co.

According to reports, a failed escape in North Carolina's Pasquotank Correctional Institution left several officers injured, APA reports quoting CNN. Authorities say an inmate there set a fire in a trash can, then beat Callahan with the fire extinguisher that she had brought to douse the flames.

Officials were responding Thursday to an attempted prison break at Pasquotank Correctional Institute in North Carolina, where multiple people had been injured.

The Elizabeth City- Pasquotank Public Schools said several schools had been placed on lockdown.

The school system said on Facebook that students on buses who had not made it home were taken back to the schools - because of the potential of inmates being in the area.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools revealed to CBS offshoot WTKR a rudimentary, center and secondary school were on lockdown after an occurrence at a close-by imprison. As the lockdown liftedm school officials said students would be released but said a parent must be present at the home or students would be returned to the school.

The high-security all male prison holds 896 inmates, and has a staff size of 410 employees, according to the prison's website. Elizabeth City is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Norfolk, Virginia, and near North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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