Suspicious Man at East Knox Elementary School
Updated: Tuesday, May 7 2013, 12:57 PM EDT
BLADENSBURG (Kellie Hanna) -- East Knox Elementary School has been dismissed for the day because of a security issue where a suspicious man was inside the school.
Superintendent Steve Larcomb said that a cook saw a unfamiliar male walk into the school at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday.
That cook alerted school officials, who immediately put the school on lock down.
Just a few students who were walking to the school at the time were kept outside along with teachers who had arrived.
Police were on scene with a K9 to search for the man in the building.
Police say they believe the man left the building.
School was canceled for the day just at the elementary school.
All the students were put on buses, and they have been dismissing them to parents.
Students who are not being picked up by their parents are being supervised at the nearby middle school.