CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The search continues for a Texas inmate serving a life sentence for murder who escaped from a transport bus after stabbing the driver.
Gonzalo Lopez escaped custody Thursday after he overpowered the driver, whose injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.
Officials say there were 16 prisoners aboard the bus but no one else escaped.
Lopez was convicted in 2006 of killing a man along the Texas-Mexico border.
The inmate escaped in Leon County, a rural area between Dallas and Houston.
Classes were canceled Friday in the nearby Centerville Independent School District as a precaution.