Reported Trespasser Leads to School Lockdown

Police believe lockdown stemmed from a misunderstanding

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    A Philadelphia elementary school was placed on lockdown this morning after a teacher saw someone that she didn't recognize on school property.

    Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School on the 3300 block of Old York Road in the Hunting Park section of the city was locked down around 9:30 a.m.

    Officers responded to the scene after the report of a trespasser, according to Philadelphia Police.

    According to officers on the scene, a teacher say a strange man walking the halls and alerted authorities after he ignored her calls to him.

    Police arrived and took the man into custody. Police believe he is a relative of a student and that the whole incident was a likely misunderstanding.

    As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, a group of adults, possibly parents, could be seen gathering outside the school just before 10 a.m. There were also police cars out front.

    There were no reports of injuries.

    The lockdown was lifted around 10:10, according to the school district.

     


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