Gladwyne Elementary Locked Down Earlier Today - Fox 2 News Headlines

Gladwyne Elementary Locked Down Earlier Today

Posted: Updated:
GLADWYNE, Pa. -
Gladwyne Elementary School went into lockdown mode at approximately 1:30 PM, Wednesday afternoon.

It was a scary afternoon for parents and children at Gladwyne Elementary School.

It was about 1:30 when the school got a call from Lower Merion Police about a person of interest who had an arrest warrant--who was located within a mile of the school. The school was immediately placed on lockdown.

Parents hurried to the school after hearing the news. Students and teachers were locked in their rooms. Some kids telling us they had to use the bathrooms inside their classroom.

32 minutes later, the lockdown was lifted. Police never found the man.

Parents tell us it wasn't the normal Wednesday afternoon.

According to Jennifer Huth, a parent, "It was alarming but I felt like everything was under control but when I got here I saw a police officer who is a close personal friend and then i felt better"

According to Alex Huth, a second grader in the school "We just drew pictures ins tread."

Lower Merion Police have not told FOX 29 who they were looking for other than they were tracking a cell phone picture of that individual.

They do say that person never entered the school.

  • Chris O'Connell ReportsMore>>

  • Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

    Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:33:44 GMT
    SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.
    SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.
  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:04:11 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.
    The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.
  • Security Program Tested At Citizens Bank Park

    Security Program Tested At Citizens Bank Park

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:51:08 GMT
    Phillies fans are seeing something a little different as they head into Monday night'sgame.fans will be screened before entry into every Major League Baseball ballpark., including Citizens Bank Park.The program features threebrand new detectors that have been installed at the Right Field gates.The Phillies Director of Security says it’s part of an overall effort by the league to increase security at sporting events, especially after the Boston Marathon bombings."This isn't as intense as the a...
    Phillies fans are seeing something a little different as they head into Monday night'sgame.fans will be screened before entry into every Major League Baseball ballpark., including Citizens Bank Park.The program features threebrand new detectors that have been installed at the Right Field gates.The Phillies Director of Security says it’s part of an overall effort by the league to increase security at sporting events, especially after the Boston Marathon bombings."This isn't as intense as the a...
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices