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Stoughton school locked down for unknown man inside – Enterprise News


Police say they received a report of a man inside who wasn’t known to the staff.

STOUGHTON — An elementary school was temporarily locked down Wednesday morning for a report of an unknown man inside the building.

But police say they have conducted a sweep of the Richard L. Wilkins Elementary School (formerly the West Elementary School) and do not believe there is any threat to students or staff.

Police received a call about 8:07 a.m. reporting a man who wasn’t known to the staff had entered the building on Central Street. Three cruisers were quickly dispatched to the school to investigate.

“The school acted quickly and placed the school in a shelter-in-place and notified us,” Lt. John Bonney wrote in a post on the department’s Facebook page.

Parents were asked not to enter the building with their children during the roughly 20-minute period. Police had cleared the entire building by about 8:30 a.m. A few officers remain on scene.

“We will release more when we have it, but the shelter-in-place has been lifted and the building is safe,” the post stated.



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