Alden-Conger School Placed on Lockdown Friday Afternoon

October 06, 2017 04:25 PM

(ABC 6 News) - According to the Alden-Conger Public School Superintendent, the school was briefly placed on lockdown Friday afternoon.

Alden Police Chief Kris Harpham told ABC 6 News the lockdown was put in place after a man refused to leave school property.  


According to Harpham, the man was protesting outside the school after the district would not allow him to give a gift to a student.

"He didn't like school policy. He sat on the side of the road with his backpack and umbrella while eating a bag of chips," said Chief Harpham.

Harpham added school policy only allows parents to enter the school to give a student any items.

"While talking to him, a school official put the school into lockdown," added Chief Harpham.

Harpham said the man eventually did leave the property. His name has not been released and he was not arrested and will not face any charges.

Harpham said no students were in danger, and that the lockdown lasted about 15 minutes. He said the man was not armed and did not smell of alcohol.

The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office also was called to the school.


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