WILLIS, Texas – Three juvenile suspects are in custody after police say they punched a classmate and took her car outside of Willis High School Monday morning.
The carjacking turned into a chase that didn't last long, because the suspects drove down the North Freeway right in front of the Shenandoah Police Department headquarters.
Police said it started at about 7:30 a.m. when three teenage suspects approached another student in the parking lot as she was about to head to class.
The suspects asked to borrow her cell phone, and when she agreed, they hit her in the face. They took her cell phone, jumped in her Mazda and drove off.
The victim immediately reported the incident and the stolen vehicle information was sent out to multiple agencies.
Shenandoah police officers spotted the car and called for more units. They quickly got the suspects to pull over.
The pursuit ended at Lexington Wood where the suspects were taken into custody.
"This is in act of desperation, an incorrect act. I don't know where they think they could away with this," SPD Lt. Bryan Carlisle said. "All of the agencies in this county and all another agencies talk to each other. We are gonna catch them. They are not gonna escape justice."
Two of the suspects are students recently enrolled at Willis High School. However, police have not specified which two suspects that is.
School officials said the student victim appears to be physically OK.
The Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable's office is in charge of investigation. The three juveniles will be facing felony charges.