MARSING, Idaho -- Deputies have arrested the suspect in a high-speed chase that ended at Marsing High School Thursday morning.
Twenty-one-year-old William Calvillo from California crashed his car in a corn field during the pursuit, then ran into the high school, which went into lockdown.
It all began around 9 a.m. with a report of road rage near the Oregon border on US 95. That's where other drivers called to report a car swerving in-and-out of traffic. When deputies caught up with Calvillo, he was driving at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour down Highway 55. He turned into a corn field behind the track at Marsing High School and crashed into a berm. That's when got out of the car and ran toward the school.
The driver left the vehicle, proceeded into the school, ran upstairs into the school, said Owyhee County Sheriff Perry Grant.
The sheriff says Calvillo threw his car keys in a toilet and poked his head into several classrooms, most likely looking for a way out. He did not have a weapon.
We don't know why he chose the school. He did not engage anybody within the school, he did not engage any of the teachers or the children, said Grant.
Marsing school administrators say the man was able to get inside the high school before it was locked down, even though the sheriff initiated it as soon as he heard the car stopped behind the school.
So we still have some work to do on our procedures, but the officers and deputies did a fantastic job, said Grant.
After a short time, Calvillo ran back outside. That's where law enforcement officers surrounded and arrested him.
The high school and nearby middle and elementary schools were put into lockdown as deputies with the Owyhee County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police officers responded. The lockdown was lifted around 10:30 a.m.
Investigators are looking into how the incident started.
A caller reported a man had tried to run another car off the road before deputies caught up to him.
Right now, Calvillo faces charges for eluding police. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out after the incident.
The sheriff says Calvillo will be tested to determine if he had drugs or alcohol in his system. More charges could be filed as the investigation continues.