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5/10/2017 3:13:00 PM
Hayfield school locked down as precaution May 5

The Hayfield Public School was locked down last Friday afternoon, May 5, after the Dodge County Sheriff's Office received information that a suspect with an outstanding warrant might be en-route to the location.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received information from Mower County that Jason Olson, wanted on a felony assault warrant by Douglas County, might be coming to Hayfield to pick up his child from the school.

Olson was wanted by Douglas County for felony assault by strangulation for an earlier incident. He also had an active Department of Corrections warrant. The information given to Dodge County was that he was assaultive, had a suicidal history and said he would not be taken alive, Sheriff Scott Rose said.

"The information we were given was that he may respond to the Hayfield School to pick up his child from the school. No information given to us indicated any specific threat to the school or students," Rose said in a news release.

The child was picked up at the school at the other parent's request and taken to Mower County where their deputies remained on scene as a precaution, Rose said.

The school was put on exterior lock down by Dodge County School Resource Deputy Dave Skadson as a precaution, Rose said.

Dodge County deputies were also dispatched to the school in the event that Olson were to show up in Hayfield. During this incident, Rose said, Olson's cell phone of was being monitored in an attempt to track and locate him.

While Olson's cell information never indicated he entered into Dodge County at any time during this incident, deputies remained at the school until approximately 3:48 p.m. when the sheriff received information that Olson was at a residence in Blooming Prairie.

Deputies and the Blooming Prairie Police Department responded and arrested Olson.

Olson was expected to be formally charged during his first appearance in Douglas County Court on Tuesday, May 9.

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