Several NC prison employees injured, fires set in attempted prisoner escape

Several NC prison employees injured, fires set in attempted prisoner escape

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

The state Department of Public Safety posted on its twitter account Thursday that the attempted breakout from Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City involved fires set in the prison's sewing plant.

The Pasquotank Sheriff's Office said they got a call announcing a conceivable escape of detainees. Several employees were injured, according to the tweet. Sentara asked that family of the injured avoid the campus.

Northside Elementary, Elizabeth City Middle School and Pasquotank County High School were placed on lockdown, which was lifted just before 5 p.m.

After school events and athletics at all three schools were cancelled.

Remedy Enterprises, an arm of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, works 32 organizations over the express that utilizes 2,300 detainee specialists, as per the gathering's site.

A follow up notification will be issued to update parents as to the lock down situation at our schools.

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