Middle school locked down
By James Peacemaker, Jr., Managing Editor
Mar 1, 2013, 13:51
PRINCE GEORGE ó J.E.J. Moore Middle School in Prince George was put on lockdown Thursday morning after a man was spotted near the edge of the woods.
Prince George School Superintendent Bobby Browder said that someone at the school noticed the man around 9:15 a.m. near a blacktop area where buses come in. Police were notified.
No one was allowed to enter or leave the building until around 10:20 a.m. after police investigated.
Browder said the man was not on school property but was near the boundary. He said there was nothing suspicious about the man other than he was in a location where people normally donít go.
He said the school staff stays vigilant for suspicious activity.
Browder said no outdoor activities, such as physical education classes, were disrupted.
This is the not the first time this month a Prince George school was put on lockdown.
Prince George High School and N.B. Clements Junior HIgh School were secured Feb. 5 for about an hour as a precaution after police received a call that a man in a nearby home had taken a large quantity of pills and was suicidal and possibly armed. School was out for the day when the incident happened, but after-school activities were still going on.