Update: Man found after Groton school goes into lockdown

Authorities have located the man who was reportedly spotted with a gun nearby the Groton Elementary School Tuesday.

A lockdown procedure went into place Tuesday morning around 10:15. District officials say a man was spotted with a gun walking on a sidewalk adjacent to the school.

Groton Schools Superintendent Jim Abrams said there was no direct threat, but the school was put in a lockdown as authorities were called.

“There was no indication that this was a threat to the school or any individuals,” Abrams said. “What we know is there was a gentleman walking along the sidewalk near the school with a gun.”

Groton Police and Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies did not release the identity of the man, who was found hours after the incident. He reportedly told police he meant no harm.

Extra police will be around the school today in response to the incident.




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