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Suspicious man near Hartland North Elementary School prompts lockdown

Suspicious man near Hartland North Elementary School prompts lockdown

By WTMJ News Team. CREATED Nov 15, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov 15, 2012

HARTLAND- Hartland North Elementary School was put on lockdown Thursday afternoon after a report that two kids saw a suspicious man near the school.

The two kids, both seven-years-old, were outside when they saw the man carrying some sort of weapon north of the school, and then heard a "loud bang."

Hartland-Lakeside Superintendent Glenn Schilling tells TODAY'S TMJ4's Shelley Walcott that the principal called police after hearing that report.  Police secured the area while the school building was locked down.

Schilling says once the surrounding area was secured, students were allowed to go home with parents or on the school bus under an "alternative dismissal."

Hartland Police Chief Robert Rosch says they searched the surrounding area around the school twice and determined that "everything is under control."

Additionally, Rosch says that a report of a witness spotting someone with a gun, wearing a bulletproof vest was actually a police officer investigating the school incident.

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