Alden-Conger school briefly placed on lockdown after man refuses to leave

Published 3:25 pm Friday, October 6, 2017

The Alden-Conger Public School District was briefly placed on lockdown on Friday afternoon after a man reportedly refused to leave school property.

The man, whose name has not been released, was not arrested and will not face charges from the incident, said Alden Police Chief Kris Harpham.

The man reportedly protested outside the school after the district refused to allow a student to leave class so he could give a gift to the student, Harpham said.

The lockdown lasted about an hour, according to an email Principal Brian Shanks sent to parents following the incident.

“Teachers and employees did an excellent job keeping all of your children safe,” Shanks said. “We were in lockdown for about an hour as law enforcement dealt with the situation outside of the school building. At no time was there a threat inside the school building, but we felt it was prudent to go into a lockdown.”  

 

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