Car crashes into Pekin High School, classes resume after no injuries reported

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PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — A car crashed into Pekin Community High School District 303 Wednesday night.

Thursday morning, PCHS superintendent Dr. Danielle Owens said the driver of the car was attempting to flee from police and ended up driving onto campus and striking the building.

According to a teacher at the school, the car crashed into a social studies classroom and classes would be moved to the library. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Owens provided the following statement:

Around 9:30pm last night, Wednesday, a driver of a car attempting to elude police drove onto campus striking the exterior of our building causing damage to the exterior wall of the school. One classroom was affected by the impact of this crash. Immediate steps were taken to not only secure the premises but also board up the exterior wall. No one was present in the classroom at the time of the incident. The teacher whose room was affected has been moved temporarily to a different location within the building. Classes have continued as normal. 

Dr. Danielle Owens

This story will be updated.

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