Police incident prompts lockdown at 2 Pa. schools
PLEASANT GAP, Pa. (AP) -- An elementary school and a vocational school in north-central Pennsylvania were on temporary lockdown as police responded to an off-campus incident.
Spring Township police didn't immediately comment, but Bellefonte Area School District Superintendent Cheryl Potteiger said Monday that the two-hour afternoon lockdown at Pleasant Gap Elementary School ended after police told her the situation was under control.
The Centre Daily Times reported ( http://bit.ly/18cEA5X ) a man was expected to surrender at a home near the elementary school.
Potteiger says she canceled after-school activities, but school children were being released from school normally.
Potteiger says police initially requested the lockdown as a precaution.
The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology also had been on lockdown.