2 Arrested in Long Island Carjacking After Vehicle Crashes Into School

Both men were charged with robbery, criminal use of a firearm and other charges.

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    Police on Long Island say a suspected armed carjacker led them on a high-speed chase, and then crashed into an elementary school. News 4's Greg Cergol reports. (Published Tuesday, March 20, 2012)

    Two men were arrested following a carjacking in which the stolen car crashed into the wall of a Long Island school.      

    Nassau County police say Remick Menjivar used a handgun to carjack an Infiniti in Hicksville on Tuesday. The other suspect, Edwin Flores, was waiting in another car that police said was reported stolen last week.      

    After a call went out about the stolen Infiniti, police spotted it and began chasing the driver. 

    Police say Menjivar led cops on a 9-mile chase to the Harold Fayette Elementary School in North Merrick, where he collided with a police vehicle.    

    The impact of the crash sent the Infiniti hurtling into the school. Menjivar jumped out and ran up to the door of the school, but was arrested just outside, according to police and school officials. 

    Four police officers suffered minor injuries; no children were hurt.  The school was briefly on lockdown Tuesday and a handgun was recovered at the scene. 

    Police say they tracked down Flores and the stolen car he was driving in Freeport.      

    Both men were charged with robbery, criminal use of a firearm and other charges. It wasn't immediately known if they had attorneys.      

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