Teen Charged After Car Crashes Into School Gate Following Pursuit
A teenager, who has allegedly never held a license, has been charged after a car speared into a Sydney school gate on Thursday afternoon causing panic as students were placed in lockdown.
The 15-year-old has been charged with a string of offences including driving a conveyance without the owner's consent and dishonestly obtaining property by deception.
He was arrested at a railway station in Sydney's north-west following an extensive police search which involved PolAir and the Dog Unit, and left a school in lock down.
Police said they were pursuing the driver of a Honda Odyssey after it failed to stop for officers at West Ryde, shortly before the car crashed into a Holden Commodore at about 2:50pm in the neighbouring suburb of Eastwood.
The driver fled the scene on foot into the school, forcing staff and students to go into lockdown inside their classrooms as police began hunting him down.
The 15-year-old teenager was arrested a short time later at nearby Eastwood railway station.
He was taken to Ryde Police Station where officers searched him and allegedly located the key to another stolen vehicle.
The 47-year-old driver of the Holden was uninjured.
The teenager has been granted conditional bail and will appear at a Children's Court next month.
Police said they are continuing inquiries after receiving information to suggest two other males were in the car at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.