updated 10/14/2004 12:33:06 PM ET 2004-10-14T16:33:06

About 80 preschool children were evacuated from a Catholic school Thursday after police searched the building for three robbery suspects who fled after a car chase.

All three suspects were taken into custody, and no children were hurt, television stations reported.

WFOR-TV in Miami showed footage of small children running from Our Lady of Perpetual Help. A woman rushed out of the school carrying two children, followed by another woman who quickly walked two youngsters out.

Iris Santos, a secretary at the church, had learned from police that a person with a gun was in the preschool.

“They say to lock the door and stay inside,” she said before the last suspect was captured.

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