An Attleboro school lockdown was put in place this morning after students reported seeing a black man with a rifle in a school field. According to CBS News Boston on Oct 8, Warmsutta Middle School was put on lockdown as Attleboro Police and Massachusetts State Police searched the area on the ground, with the K-9 unit also lending a hand. Authorities also searched from the air with the state police helicopter.
The Attleboro Police posted this tweet on their Twitter account this morning:
“Attleboro Police @AttleboroPolice
Searching area of Warmsutta School for a man with a Gun. School in lock down. Perimeter established. Black male baggy pants, white shirt.”
Kids reported seeing a man in the field outside their school classroom window. When the man saw that people had spotted him, he fled into the woods. The search went on for hours and another school in the area was put on lockdown as a precaution, but no man was found.
The Boston News live reports that the kids were released to family members later in the day, but no man had been found at the time. No shots were reported fired.