CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Glendale School District went on lockdown Thursday morning out of precaution, Superintendent Sean Gildea announced.
“Our campus is secure and your child is safe,” Gildea said in a statement to parents and guardians.
State Troopers reported that they were assisting Prince Gallitizin Park Rangers to track down someone who fled into the nearby woods from a traffic stop around 10 a.m. March 16.
The school, out of an abundance of caution, went into administrative lockdown, meaning all the doors were double-checked to ensure the security of the students and staff. Gildea said both armed security officers and the administrative team did a perimeter check of the campus as well.
Police were able to identify the person they were searching for and informed the school there was no threat.
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In an abundance of caution, the school will have extra police on sight to ensure the safety of children during dismissal.