Police say an inmate escaped Wednesday in Breathitt County, forcing a lockdown at a nearby school.
Investigators say Brandon Nipper was with a jailer being transported to Lee County when he got out of his handcuffs and took off running.
Police say a high school was put on lockdown for a short time before reopening.
Authorities are still looking for Nipper.
He was last seen on Sycamore Road near a river bank.