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East Knox Elementary School students gathered outside after the school lockdown Tuesday morning,  where teachers connected them with their parents.
East Knox Elementary School students gathered outside after the school lockdown Tuesday morning, where teachers connected them with their parents. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
May 8, 2013 11:37 am EDT

 

BLADENSBURG — A man who failed to sign in at the East Knox Elementary School led to a lockdown and eventual closure of the school on Tuesday. The unidentified man was spotted by a school employee, just after 7 a.m., who reported his presence to a secretary as the district superintendent.

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Superintendent Steve Larcomb placed the school on lockdown and released students to parents while law enforcement searched the building to no avail. The man was later identified as an employee of McGhee Water Testing Service who was conducting routine water checks in the building.

“They usually call ahead, but for whatever reason they didn’t call,” said Larcomb. “We’re certainly going to talk to companies and reiterate they need to check in with us every time they come into the building.”

The tester was able to access the building through an unlocked door.

 

 

 

 

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