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State prison officials are reporting that several prison employees have been injured following an attempted escape today at Pasquotank Correctional Institute north of Elizabeth City.Jerry Higgins, communications officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, said he didn't know details about the employees' injuries, but that the situation is contained."Nobody escaped," Higgins said. According to a tweet from the N.C. DPS, fires were set in the prison sewing plant, apparently for the escape attempt. The sewing plant is a prison enterprise at Pasquotank Correctional Institute.A local school official reported that three schools near the prison are on lockdown. Students...
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