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.

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